Vallahagoda Devalaya at Gampola – වල්ලහගොඩ දේවාලය

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Gampola Vallahagoda Devalaya is a Buddhist cum deistic shrine situated at Mariyawattha on the road from Gampola to Nawalapitiya in front of Niyamgampaya Viharaya. The original name has been “Walvasgoda”.

The Devalaya is dedicated to deity Skanda ( Kataragama) built by Buwanekabahu IV (1341-1351) of Gampola Kingdom. The viharaya has stupa with a roof, a beautiful work in wood to captivate viewer.


  1. Seneviratna, A., 1983. Kandy: an Illustrated Survey of Ancient Monuments With Historical, Archaeological and Literary Descriptions Including Maps of the City and Its Suburbs. Colombo: Central Cultural Fund, Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

Also See

  • Kandy – The Last Kingdom of Sinhale

Map of Vallahagoda Devale

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Traveling Directions to Vallahagoda Devale

Route from Colombo to Vallahagoda Devalaya

Route from Kandy to Vallahagoda Devalaya

Though : Kandy Road – Peradeniya – Gampola
distance : 129 km
Travel time : 4.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Peradeniya – Gampola
distance : 23 km
Travel time : 45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map


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