Usgala Swarnabimbarama Rajamaha Viharaya – උස්ගල සවර්ණබිම්බාරාම රජමහා විහාරය

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Deteriorated clay lion figures on the second floor of the temple building built during the Kandyan era

Deteriorated clay lion figures on the second floor of the temple building built during the Kandyan era
photo source : templelk.wordpress.com

Usgala Swarnabimbarama Rajamaha Viharaya is situated in the Kobeigane provincial secretary division in the Kurunegala District.  This temple is attributed to the king Kirthi Sri Rajasinhe (1747 – 1781)  of the Kandyan Kingdom.

A two storied image house built by the Kirthi Sri Rajasinhe (1747 – 1781) till exists today at this temple. The top of the walls on the upper floor of the building is decorated with clay lions figures, Bahirawa figures and Serpent figures. The department of Archaeology has recently renovated the roof of the building but the clay figures as seen above is said to be deteriorating.

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Travel Directions to Usgala Swarnabimbarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Colombo to Usgala Swarnabimbarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Through : Airport Highway – Negombo – Nattandiya – Kuliyapitiya – Panduwasnuwara – Kobeigane
Distance :120
Travel time : 2.30 hours.
Driving directions : see on google map

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