Debarawewa Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya – දෙබරවැව පශ්චිමාරාම රජමහා විහාරය

Debarawewa Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya is situated on the bank of Kirindi Oya, by the side of the Weerawila-deberawewa main road. Construction of this temple is attributed to King Mahanaga of the 3 rd century BC. This was an important temple, very near the capital city of Ruhuna , which went into obscurity with the change of the capital during the 12 th century.

The area was colonized in the 20 th century and the ancient stupa at this temple was renovated. The pillars left at this temple are all that remains to indicate the structures, which were there for religious purposes. A statue of the Buddha carved out of limestone was found at this temple and is kept in a temporary shelter. Statue bases, pillar bases and flower alters made of stone are found at this temple.

Source : www.gamingamata.gov.lk

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Travel Directions to Debarawewa Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Colombo to Debarawewa Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Route II from Colombo to Debarawewa Pashchimarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Through : Horana – Ratnapura – Pelmadulla – Udawalawe – Tanamalwila
Distance : 216 km
Travel time : 5 hours.
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Southern Expressway – Galle – Hambantota – Tissamaharamaya
Distance :277 km
Travel time : 6 hours
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