Podape Purana Tampita Viharaya – පෝඩාපේ පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය
Podape Tampita Viharaya lies at the Podape Rajamaha Viharaya which is an ancient temple hidden away in a remote area known as Gurugallena between Aranayake and Bulathkohupitiya in the Kegalle District. To reach the temple you need to take the road towards Aranayake from Mawanella and travel 13.5 km upto Aranayake and further 1.5 km towards Dolosbage upto the Kongahamula Junction. From here take the lane to the left to reach the temple.
One of the unique features a visitor could observe today at this temple is the Tampita Vihara Ge in the temple. Tampita Vihara were a popular architectural feature of temples during the Kandyan era. The temple is built on top of granite stumps with wooden platform laid across the stumps.
Here, no balustrade is build around the image house as in some other Tampita Vihara. Statues inside the image house belong to the Kandyan era. You will also find a rock inscription at this site which records land donations to the temple.
- කෑගලු කෝරළ පවත : පරණකුරු, කිණිගොඩ සහ ගල්බඩ කෝරළයන්හි ඓතිහාසික, සංස්කෘතික සහ පුරාවිද්යාත්මක ගවේෂණය – එම්. ඩී. එම්. එස්. යටවර
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Map of Podape Purana Tampita Viharaya
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Traveling Directions to Podape Purana Tampita Viharaya
Route from Mawanella to Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
|Distance :16 km|
Travel time : 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map