Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Tampita Viharaya – උඩුබද්දාව ශිලාපොක්ඛරණී පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Tampita Viharaya

Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Tampita Viharaya
photo by : kithagama wimalarathana

Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple 16 km off Madampe  and 7 km off Kuliyapitiya with a Tampita Viharaya belonging to the Kandyan era.  To reach the temple from Madampe , travel 15 km on the Kuruegala road to reach the Udubaddawa town. The access toad to the temple can be found 1.5 km pass the Undubaddawa and lies about 100 meters off this road.

A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. 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 Tampita Viharaya at Shilapokkarani Purana Viharaya is built with a narrow circumambulating path with a 1/2 height protective wall around the image house. Top part of the wall is covered in carved wooden planks to provide protection while allowing adequate light. The roof is thatched with flat clay tiles typical of buildings of Kandyan era. A new Hewisi Mandapaya has been built in front of the Tampita Viharaya. The viharaya it self has been restored recently.

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Driving Directions to Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Madampe to Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Tampita Viharaya

Though : Dummalasooriya – Udubaddawa
distance :16  km
Travel time :30 mins
Time to spend : 20-30  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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