Tag: Mahiyanganaya

Vilathalawa Slag Site in Mahaoya – මහඔය විලතලාව යබොර මණ්ඩිය සහිත පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

The narrow concrete road towards the Wilathalawa Slag Site in Mahaoya

Number of sites where smelting of iron from ore has been carried out has been found in Digamadulla area. The most tell tale indications of smelting of iron are the deposits of slug, a glass like substance which is a by product of the smelting process.

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Tampitiya Reservoir Ancient Bisokotuwa and Sluice in Mahaoya – මහඔය ටැම්පිටිය වැව පුරාණ බිසෝකොටුව සහ සොරොව්ව

Tempitiya Reservoir on the way to Niyandawaragala Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya

Tempitiya Reservoir is credited to king Saddhatissa (137-119 BC) of Anuradhapura kingdom and said to have been restored by the British in 1838 making it one of the first ancient reservoirs to be restored by the British in the Ampara District.

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Archaeological Ruins of Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya in Mahaoya – මහඔය ටැම්පිටිය රජමහා විහාරය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

A collection of ruins found scattered around the Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya site

Tempitiya Rajamaha Viharaya is built upon a ancient Buddhist temple going back to the times of king Saddhatissa (137-119 BC) of Anuradhapura kingdom who was the regional ruler of the Digamadulla Kingdom during the reign of king Dutugemunu.

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Akuloba Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය අකුල්ඔබ පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Borapola Reservoir on the way to Akuloba

Akuloba is a remote farming village close the newly built Rambaken Oya reservoir. Buddhist ruins of the ancient Digamadulla kingdom have been found on a hillock in Akuloba village.

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Bogamuyaya Weheragala Rock Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය බෝගමුයාය වෙහෙරගල පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Towards the Bogamuyaya Weheragala Rock in Mahaoya

The Weheragala rock in Bogamuyaya consist of ancient Buddhist ruins including a stupa, granite pillars and many other archaeological artifacts in Mahaoya. The ruins surrounding this hillock was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government in 2014,

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Malgahaussa Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය මල්ගහඋස්ස පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Mahaoya - Rambakenoya Road near the Malgahaussa Ruins site

The hillock at Malgahaussa consist of ancient Buddhist ruins including a stupa and granite pillars and many other archaeological artifacts in the Pollebedda area in Mahaoya.

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Weeranthalawa Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය වීරන්තලාව පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Ruins at Kethsirigama Mihindu Aranya Senasanaya

The hillock at Weeranthalawa consist of ancient Buddhist ruins including a stupa and granite pillars in the Tempitiya area in Mahaoya. The ruins surrounding this hillock was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government in 2014.

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Niyadawaragala Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya – මහඔය නියදවරාගල පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Tempitiya Reservoir on the way to Niyandawaragala Archaeological Ruins in Mahaoya

Niyadawaragala is an rocky outcrop with ancient Buddhist ruins bordering Mundeni Aru in Mahaoya. The ruins surrounding this rock was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government in 2014.

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Namaloya Pitiya Kella Archaeological Ruins in Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය නාමල්ඔය පිටියේ කෑල්ල පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

The road to Namaloya Pitiya Kella Archaeological Ruins from the Dehiattakandiya - Dimbulagala road along the left canal of the Paragas Reservoir

Sediments of stone tools of pre historic era have been discovered on a rocky plain called “Namaloya Pitiye Kella” in the area known as Ridi Ela (Rideela / Ridee Ela) in Dehiattakandiya. This area was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government on the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014

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Bakmeedeniya Purana Viharaya Archaeological Ruins in Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය බක්මීදෙනිය පුරාණ විහාරය සහ පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

The concrete paved path to Dehiattakandiya Bakmeedeniya Purana Viharaya Archaeological Ruins

Bakmeedeniya Purana Viharaya is an old temple in the Bakmeedeniya village in Dehiattakandiya. Archaeologists have discovered sediments of stone tools of pre historic era in the temple premises and this area was declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government

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Hungamalagama Sri Jayasundararamaya and Archaeological Ruins in Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය හුංගමාලගම ශ්‍රී ජයසුන්දරාරාමය සහ පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

The turn off to the Hungamalagama Village from the Dehiattakandiya - Dimbulagala Road

This temple is built on top of a ancient monastery with its ruins consisting of drip ledged caves with inscriptions and ruins of ancient buildings are still visible today.

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Hungamalagama Archaeological Site in Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය හුංගමාලගම පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

The turn off to the Hungamalagama Village from the Dehiattakandiya - Dimbulagala Road

The rocky outcrop known as “Pirith Kiyu Gala” (Pirithkiyu Gala) close to the Sri Jayasumanaramaya Viharaya in Hungamalagama consist of drip ledged caves with inscriptions, ruins of ancient buildings including parts of granite pillars and signs of crucibles.

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Sandamadula Archaeological Site in Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය සඳමදුල පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Paddy fields of Sandamadula where the Archaeological Site lies

A location where ancient sediments of pottery with brick layering in a paddy field bordering Kuda Oya in Sandamadula which was declared as a protected archaeological site in 2010.

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Samanalathenna Arnaya and the Archaeological Site – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය සමනලතැන්න ආරණ්‍ය හා පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

The Rock pool at the Samanalathenna Aranya

Located at the foot of the Samanalathenna mountain range, ruins of ancient buildings, ponds and a stupa at the Samanalathenna Forest Hermitage in Dehiaththakandiya is believed to be belonging to the Polonnaruwa era (11th – 13th centuries).

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Thuwaragala Archaeological Site – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය තුවාරගල පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Turn off to the Thuwaragala Archaeological Site

Evidence of iron smelting in the ancient times in the agricultural village known as Thuwaragala in Dehiaththakandiya. The site at which remains of stone pillars and a site scattered with slag found in Thuwaragala was declared as a protected archaeological monument in 2014.

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Ranhelagama Ellekotella Archaeological Site – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය රන්හෙලගම පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Lush paddy fields of Ellekotella

Ruins of part of a ancient Buddhist monastery lies in the area known as Ranhelagama Ellekotella village in Dehiaththakandiya. Stone pillars and ruins of an building can be found at this village on the borders of Mahaweli River.

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Nawamedagama Archaeological Site – Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය නවමැදගම පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Massive granite pillars in the surrounding jungles at the Silumina Seya of Aralaganwila

Ruins of part of a ancient Buddhist monastery lies in the area known as Nawamedagama in Dehiaththakandiya. The whole area is now a large paddy field and only remains are few stone pillars in the middle

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Paranapansalwatta Archaeological Site – Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය පරණ පන්සල්වත්ත පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

More dripledge caves — Bingoda Ruins at Govinda Hela

The ruins of the ancient Buddhist monastery which lies in the area known as Paranapansalwatta in Muwapetigewela was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014.

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Kudagala “Punchi Sigiriya” Archaeological Site – කුඩාගල පුංචි සීගිරිය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

View from the main cave — at Kudagala in Dehiaththakandiya

Kudagala is a rock formation in the Dehiattakandiya close to a another huge rocky outcrop which has some resemblance to Sigiriya. In 1968 Professor Senarath Paranavithana explored this site and recorded of walls adorned with frescoes similar to Sigiri Frescoes at this site.

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Henanigala Peranigama Archaeology Site – Dehiattakandiya – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය හේනානිගල පැරණිගම පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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The ruins of Henanigala Peranigama was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location of as follows ; “Peranigama Archaeology Site lies on rock with the evidence of pre historic

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Sitakotuwa Ella Falls at Gurulupotha – සීතාකොටුව ඇල්ල

Gurulupotha Sitakotuwa Ella Waterfall

The 60m-high Sitakotuwa Ella fall is located in a patch of wood on a historic site called Sita Kotuwa, believed to be linked to the Ravana-Sita saga.

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Kaluwa Wetuna Ella Falls – කලුවා වැටුන ඇල්ල

Kaluwa Wetuna Ella Falls

Kaluwa Wetuna Ella is a 30 meter waterfall lies hidden deep inside the jungle in Hasalaka on the jungle track to its big brother, 101 meter Ratna Falls.

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Sorabora Wewa with a Unique Natural Stone Sluice – සොරබොර වැව

sunrise effects @ Sorabora wewa

Sorabora Weva’s fame lies in the marvelous engineering feat in the ancient sluice cut out of a huge boulder creating a narrow gorge through which the mighty waters of the Sorabora wewa ram into the stone cut sluice.

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Gurulupotha Sita Kotuwa (Seetha Kotuwa) – ගුරුළුපොත සීතා කොටුව

Gurulupotha Sita Kotuwa / Seeta Kotuwa

Descending into the stunning mist-loaded Dumbara valley through the 18 hairpin bends, five miles and 2,000 feet on the eastern scarp of the hill country, has been acclaimed as one of the most striking drives. Many writers have taken time

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Henanigala Raja Maha Viharaya – Dehiattakandiya – හේනානිගල රජමහා විහාරය – දෙහිඅත්තකන්ඩිය

5 feet tall Balustrades at the entrance to the Image House - Senanigala (Henanigala) Raja Maha Vihara - Dehiattakandiya

Henanigala Raja Maha Viharaya ( sometimes referred as Senanigala Raja Maha Viharaya) is a temple complex believed to be one of the 64 temples built by King Kawanthissa in the 3rd Century BC.  Due to the strategic location, the temple

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Pulukunava Raja Maha Viharaya at Ampara – පුළුකුණාව රජමහා විහාරය

Ampara Pulukunava caves and ancient ruins lies at the boundary of the Galoya scheme on the Ampara – Mahiyangana road is on a large forested hill. On the southern scrap of the hill are a large number of dripledged caves.

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Mawaragala forest monastery – මාවරගල ආරන්‍යය

Mawaragala forest monastery

The Mawaragala monastery lies on top of a rocky mountain in the the midst of a 500-acre forest. The drip-ledge caves with brahmi inscriptions had been built on the slope of that mountain.

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Mahiyangana [2] – The Buddha’s first visit to Lanka And God Sumana Saman’s undertaking to protect the island

Mahiyangana Viharaya

Guiding the three Jatila brothers, Uruwel Kassyapa, Nadi Kassyapa and Gaya Kassyapa and their one thousand followers on the correct path and helping them to find the way to liberation, final emancipation or freedom from transmigration — the state of

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Mahiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya – මහියංගන විහාරය

Mahiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya

The god had the hair-relic secured in a golden reliquary and enshrined it in a small tope (Mahiyangana Viharaya) 10 ft. high and 24 ft. in circumference (Mhv. 1:36). It is the first cetiya in Sri Lanka, built during the life-time of the Buddha. All other cetiyas were of later construction.

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