Tag: Tissamaharama

Sithulpawwa Magul Maha Viharaya – සිතුල්පව්ව මගුල් මහා විහාරය

Sithulpawwa Magul Maha Viharaya

Sithulpawwa Magul Maha Viharaya is a cave temple complex with has been dated to 2nd century BC and it is believed that the King Devanamapiyatissa and Queen Viharamahadevis marriage was consummated.

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Wedihiti Kanda at Kataragama – වැඩහිටි කන්ද

Stupa at the top of Wedihiti Kanda

Wedihiti Kanda (Wedahiti Kanda) is a rocky mountain located about 3 km from the famous Kataragama Devalaya. Except for Kataragama Devalaya and Sella Kataragama, Wedihiti Kanda is one of the most popular destination for the pilgrims to Kataragama.

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Udawalawe National Park – උඩවලවේ ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Elephants @ Udawalawe National Park

Located in the Dry Zone, Udawalawe National Park comprises grasslands and thorn scrubs is one the sure places to see wild elephants any time of the day.

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Bundala National Park – බුන්දල ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is an ideal location to experience large number of migratory and resident birds. The total bird population can exceed 20,000 during migratory season.

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Pallemalala Prehistoric Burial Grounds and Habitation Floor – පල්ලෙමලල ප්‍රාග් ඓතිහාසික කැනීම් ස්ථානය

Pallemalala Prehistoric burial grounds and Habitation Floor

Pallemalala discovery throws new light on Lanka’s pre-historic culture A major archaeological breakthrough that could shed new light on the physical type and lifestyle of the island’s pre-historic population has been accomplished by a team of Sri Lankan Archaeologists. This

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Yatala Vehera – Debarawewa – යටාල වෙහෙර

Yatala Vehera

Yatala Vehera is believed to be built by regional king Mahanaga in the 3rd century BC on the grounds which his queen delivered a son. This stupa has been identified as Mani Chethiya and Yattalaya in various historical documents. Mahanaga

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Tissa Wewa at Tissamaharama – තිස්සමහාරාම තිස්ස වැව

Tissa Wewa at Tissamaharama

The First Oblique Dam in the world The Tissa Wewa is one of the four large ancient irrigation tanks in the area and is believed to be constructed the 3rd Century BC by King Yatala Tissa, or regional king Maha

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Tissamaharama Rajamaha Viharaya – තිස්සමහාරාම විහාරය

Tissamaharama Rajamaha Viharaya built by regional king Mahanaga in the 3rd century BC

This massive Tissamaharama Stupa (Tissamaharamaya) is believed to be built by King Mahanaga in the 3rd century BC or King Kavanthissa in the 1st century BC and is the largest stupa in the ancient southern kingdom.

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Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya – සිතුල්පව්ව රජමහා විහාරය

sithulpawwa rajamaha viharaya

Situated in Kirinda in Hambanthota District, Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya has also being called Chiththala Pabbatha in the ancient texts. Stone Inscriptions has identified this location as “Chithala Paawatha Vehera”. This temple complex is attributed to King Kavanthissa who ruled southern area

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Sandagiri Monastic Complex of Tissamaharama – සඳගිරි ස්තූපය

A replica of the Sandagiri Stupa

According to the Great Chronicle Maha Vamsa, when the Sri Maha Bodhi was brought to Sri Lanka by Theiree Sangamitta, members of the ‘Kshethiya’ clan of ‘Chandana Grama’ was present at Anuradhapura taking part of the celebrations. It is now

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Sandagirigodella of Tissamaharama – සඳගිරිගොඩැල්ල

Sandagirigodella at Tissamaharama

Sandagirigodella is an recently conserved site belonging to the the Sandagiri Monastic Complex. This area consist of 2 ancient buildings. The conservation of the image house building has been completed. A beatifully carved Buddha statue about 6 feet in height

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Martello Tower at Hambantota

Martello Tower at Hambantota

Though the Martello Tower at Hambantota is not spread in a large area, it could also be considered as a defense watchtower. Generally believed to be a Dutch fortification, but actually built by Capt. Goper of the Army Engineers during the British Period.

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