Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Viharaya is an ancient Temple hidden in Mirigama. The unique feature of this temple is the Tampita Viharaya Structure built during Kandyan period.
Tampita Viharaya (Temple on Pillars) is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 2-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub and the inner walls are generally covered with frescoes drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
This Tampita Viharaya is built on nine granite stumps of about 3 feet in height. The structure is 8 feet 6 inches long and 6 feet 8 inches wide. A 1 feet 6 inch wide circumambulating path goes around the inner chamber. A wooden handrail with carved in Beralu design has been built around the circumambulating path. The roof is tiled with flat clay tiles typical of buildings from Kandyan Era. A short wooden stairway takes you the entrance to vihara ge. The entrance is simple with 2 painted guard figures. Inside the chamber lies a single seated Buddha statue. Unfortunately murals on the walls are all but disappeared. Paintings of the hell can be seen outside the wall, they too mostly disappeared. The outer paintings seems to be done at a later date and lacks the craftsmanship of a typical Sittara.
Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Viharaya lies on the Pasyala – Mirigama Road. From Pasyala travel 5.3 km on the Mirigama road and take the Gaspe Road to the left. Travel 300 km and take the narrow concrete paved Pansala Para road to the left again. The temple lies 700 meters down this road.
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Map of Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Viharaya
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Traveling directions to Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Viharaya
|Travel directions from Pasyala to Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Viharaya|
|Distance : 6 km|
Travel time : 15 mins
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map