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.
- Abeywardana, M.Y. (2009) “The Antiquities Ordinance (Chapter 188) ,” The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 1612, p. 1023.
- Tampita Vihara of Sri Lanka Index
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of the Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
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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