Parape Sri Vishuddarama Purana Tampita Viharaya – පරපේ ශ්රී විශුද්ධාරාම පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය
Sri Vishuddarama Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple deveopped during the period of Kandyan kingdom lying in the village of Parape in Rambukkana. The Tampita Viharaya of this temple is fairly well maintained and is built on 7 feet high granite pillars.
A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. 7 feet high pillars in this tampita viharaya is an exception. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
The image house on the structure is surrounded by a circumambulating path. A wooden balustrade surrounds the circumambulating path. There are two statues of guardian deities at the entrance to the image house. Both the inner and outer walls of the image house are covered with murals. Fortunately these murals still maintain the original painting. The main seated Buddha statue in the image house is flanked by 2 seated Buddha statues. The aura around the main seated image house is of high caliber. Two smaller statues of deities can be found beside the standing Buddha statues. Unfortunately the historical value of the statues and paintings has been somewhat lost due to recent repaining on the originals.
Please note that the location marked below is an unconfirmed location of the temple. It is advised to get directions from Parape junction.
by Department of Archaeology
- පෞරාණික ස්ථාන හා ස්මාරක – කෑගල්ල දිස්ත්රික්කය by Department of Archaeology
- කෑගලු කෝරළ පවත : පරණකුරු, කිණිගොඩ සහ ගල්බඩ කෝරළයන්හි ඓතිහාසික, සංස්කෘතික සහ පුරාවිද්යාත්මක ගවේෂණය – එම්. ඩී. එම්. එස්. යටවර
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
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Map of the Parape Sri Vishuddarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Parape Sri Vishuddarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
Route from Mawanella to Parape Sri Vishuddarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
|Though : Pinnawela|
distance : 7.5 km
Travel time : 15 minutes
Time to spend : 20 – 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map