Naththandiya Paluwelgala Sri Pushparamaya Tampita Viharaya – නාත්තණ්ඩිය පලුවැල්ගාල ශ්රී පුෂ්පාරාමය ටැම්පිට විහාරය
Naththandiya Paluwelgala Sri Pushparamaya was built in 1735 during the reign of king Weeraparakrama Narendrasinha (1707 – 1739) of the Kandyan kingdom. He was also the last Sinhalese king of the Kandyan kingdom which lasted till 1815. The tampita viharaya has been built by a resident monk named Nadalagamuwe Siri Revatha Thero around 1802 during the reign of king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe (1798 – 1815).
A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Inner and outer walls of the buildings are painted with themes such as Suvisi Vivaranaya, Jathaka stories and other Buddhist themes using natural colours in Kandyan Sittara style. These buildings were a popular religious architectural design during the Kandyan period.
The Tampita viharaya at this temple has been completely dilapidated by 1945 and and the structure has been removed and a new image house has been built at the site. The main Buddha image belonging to the Kandyan era of the Tampita Viharaya has been removed and placed back on the new image house which still exists today. The stone pillars which the tampita viharaya stood has been planted at a different place near the road (see photo).
Traveling 4.7 km from Nattandiya towards Dankotuwa will bring you to Kottaramulla Junction. Turn left from this juntion and travel for further 1.4 km to reach the temple.
- Thalgahawela Sumedha Thero, 2021. පුත්තලම දිස්ත්රික්කයේ ටැම්පිට පිලිමගෙවල් සහ ටැම්පිට දේවාල. 1st ed. Chilaw: Thalgahawela Sumedha Thero.
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Driving Directions to Paluwelgala Sri Pushparamaya Tampita Viharaya
Route from Negombo to Paluwelgala Sri Pushparamaya Tampita Viharaya
|Though : Dankotuwa|
distance : 22 km
Travel time :45 minutes
Time to spend : 20-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map