Sapugoda Rajamaha Viharaya at Beruwala – බේරුවල සපුගොඩ රජමහා විහාරය
Beruwala Sapugoda Viharaya is an ancient temple built during the Kandyan Era. The temple was built with the patronage of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe ( 1798 – 1815) of Kandy.
One of the building in the temple shows the features of this era and has a drawing of 2 British men. Its said that all temples and such built in the coastal regions after 1842 has the picture of Queen Victoria. Two British male figures imply that this temple was built before 1842 which was the year the Queen Victoria was consecrated in Britain. It was King George III who ruled Britain before that.
Temple has been commenced by Sapugoda Ananda Thero who has visited this area. Buildings, paintings, protective walls and stone pillars are some of the ruins and artifacts belonging this era which can be even seen today. The temple has been named Sapugoda Vihaya at a later date in honor of the thero who built this temple.Beruwala Sapugoda Raja Maha Viharaya
Map of the Beruwala Sapugoda Rajamaha Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Beruwala Sapugoda Rajamaha Viharaya
Route from Colombo to Beruwala Sapugoda Rajamaha Viharaya
|Though : Moratuwa – Panadura – Kalutara|
Distance : 55 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map