Tammita Sri Vishddharamaya Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple lying on the Sudugala – Arawpola road staring in Ussapitiya. To reach the temple, take the Aranayake road from Mawanella and turn towards Ussapitiya from Sudugala junction. From Sudugala Bodhiya, take the Arawpola road for 2 km and the temple lies right next to the road.
Among the new buildings in this temple you will find ruins of an ancient Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era. 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. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
According to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006), this Tampita Viharaya has collapsed and only ruins of the pillar stumps exists today.
Alternate names : Tammita Tampita Viharaya, Thammita Tampita Viharaya, Tammita Sri Vishddharamaya, Thammita Sri Vishddharamaya
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Driving Directions to Tammita Sri Vishddharamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya
Route from Mawanella to Tammita Sri Vishddharamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya
|Though : Sudugala|
distance : 8 km
Travel time :20 minutes
Time to spend : 20-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map