Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Viharaya – තලම්මැහැර ශ්‍රී සුනන්දාරාමය පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
photo by : Sunada

Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Viharaya is an Buddhist temple with an ancient Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan Era.  The temple lies in Talammehera, which lies on the Negombo – Kurunegala road, 31 km off Negombo and 10 km off Giriulla on the Kurunegala Road towards Dankotuwa.

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.

Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Tampita Viharaya is built on 10 granite pillar stumps. A narrow circumambulating path built around the inner chamber with more space at the front to create a porch. The image house lacks any murals. This structure was declared as a protected archaeology site by the gazette dated 24th July 2009 and has been restored by the department of archaeology recently.

 

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Driving Directions to Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Colombo to Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Though : Negombo – Dankotuwa – Makandura – Pannala
distance : 70   km
Travel time :1.30 mins
Time to spend : 30 – 45  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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