හඟුරන්කෙත මාදංවල අම්බලම - Hanguranketha Madanwala Ambalama

Hanguranketha Madanwala Ambalama

When travelling from Haguranketha towards Rikillagaskada, approximately 1½ km along the way, you’ll encounter the Madanwala Ambalama situated on the right side of the road. This Ambalama features four main stone pillars supporting the roof, with 5-foot-high stone walls built on three sides. Inscriptions within the Ambalama record that it was constructed in 1901 by Abhayasinghe Appuhami, the Secretary of Sagaruwanketa.

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උඩුනුවර වේගිරිය අම්බලම - Udunuwara Wegiriya Ambalama

Udunuwara Wegiriya Ambalama

To construct Wegiriya Ambalama beams crafted from jackfruit wood are positioned atop four large square stone pillars, serving as the frame for the roof. The roof is then supported by these beams. Notably, one of the stones in the structure stands approximately ten feet tall. The rafters of the roof are intricately joined together using a wooden Madol Kurupawa, adorned with a carved lotus flower for decorative embellishment.

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ගොඩමුන්න ගල් අම්බලම - Godamunne Gal Ambalama

Godamunna Gal Ambalama

Many are familiar with the renowned Godamunna Ambalama adorned with intricate wood carvings. However, located approximately 500 meters away lies another Ambalama lesser-known to many. Dubbed Godamunna Gal Ambalama, this structure is crafted from stone. Positioned atop a cliff near a picturesque waterfall, it is also referred to as Godamunna Ella Oya Ambalama.

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කටුගස්තොට යටිවාවල අම්බලම - Katugasthota Yatiwawala Ambalama

Galagedara Yatiwawala Ambalama

Yatiwawala is located in the Galagedara area of the Harispattuwa Divisional Secretariat in the Kandy District. To find the Ambalama, one must walk along Polwatte Mawatha, situated in front of the Yatiwawala Cemetery, for approximately 350 meters. The Ambalama can be found in front of a paddy field along this route.

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වහුගපිටිය පුරාණ ගල් අම්බලම - Wahugapitiya Purana Gal Ambalama

Wahugapitiya Gal Ambalama

The Wahugapitiya Ambalama, once a beautifully crafted structure, now stands in a state of disrepair. Its roof is covered with galvanized roofing sheets, and the surrounding jungle encroaches upon its perimeter. Given its deteriorating condition, restoration efforts are imperative to preserve this historic building for future generations.

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Wattappola Dharmashalawa, also known as the Wattappola Bana Maduwa

Wattappola Dharmashalawa / Bana Maduwa (වට්ටප්පොල ධර්මශාලාව / බණ මඩුව)

The Wattappola Dharmashalawa’s exquisitely carved pillar heads, featuring downward-facing four lotus flowers with stalks on each side of the stone pillars, stand as a testament to the remarkable skills of the wood craftsmen of the Kandian era. These intricately crafted pillar heads not only showcase the craftsmanship of the time but also provide valuable insights into the artistic and cultural heritage of the period.

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Hatharaliyedda Sivurupitiya Tampita Viharaya

Hatharaliyedda Sivurupitiya Tampita Viharaya (හතරලියද්ද සිවුරුපිටිය ටැම්පිට විහාරය)

Sivurupitiya Tampita Viharaya is one of the smallest of its kind. It is built on 4 short pillars. Connected to it from the front lies a large preaching hall further dwarfing the Tampita Viharaya. The preaching hall is built with a two-layered roof and based on the architectural features, the building can be dated to the late 18th century.

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Medawala Tampita Viharaya

Medawala Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya

According to folklore, the history of the Medawala temple dates back to the reign of King Wattagamani Abhaya (103 BC), where it is believed this temple was built by him during the stay in Malaya Rata. There are two written sources that shed light on the temple’s history. One is the inscription in the garden of the Medawala Viharaya and the other other is a Medawala Sannasa.

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Monarawila Keppetipola Memorial

Uva Wellassa Rebellion of 1817/1818 and Monarawila Keppetipola Memorial

The Uva Wellassa Rebellion, also known as the Rebellion of 1817/18, is considered the first freedom fight in Sri Lanka after the British captured the Kingdom of Kandy in 1815. This fight to free the kingdom of Kandy from the British was headed by Monarawila Keppetipola Dissawa was almost won but for the betrayal of other Kandyan Chieftains and some.

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New Kamburadeniya Ambalama (නව කඹුරදෙණිය අම්බලම)

New Kamburadeniya Ambalama (නව කඹුරදෙණිය අම්බලම)

The Ambalama at Kamburadeniya is a new structure built in 2021. However this is different from the more recent Ambalama’s which were more utilitarian structures compared to works of art in the past. This is a replica of a traditional Sri Lankan timber Ambalama design popular during the Kandyan Era. It was designed by renowned architects to showcase the ancient architectural designs.

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