Walpola Sri Wijayasundararamaya Tampita Viharaya – වල්පොල ශ්‍රී විජයසුන්දරාරාමය ටැම්පිට විහාරය

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Walpola Sri Wijayasundararamaya Tampita Viharaya

Walpola Sri Wijayasundararamaya Tampita Viharaya

Walpola Sri Wijayasundararamaya Tampita Viharaya is an ancient temple hidden just 3 km from Rambukkana.

One unique features a visitor could observe at this temple  is the ancient Tampita Viharaya. Tampita Vihara were a popular architectural feature of temples during the Kandyan era. Tampita Vihara is built on a wooden platform assembled on granite pillars rising from the ground.

At the entrance of the Tampita Viharaya at the Walpola Sri Wijayasundararamaya you will find two statues guardian deities. A seated Buddha statues underneath a dragon’s arch (makara thorana) can be seen inside the image house. Two standing Buddha statues flank the main statue. The roof is tiled with flat clay tiles, typical on buildings of Kandyan era. A mandapaya has been built in front of this tampita viharaya.

The temple can be reached by travelling 4 km on the Rambukkana – Katupitiya road upto Hewadhiwela Junction and taking the Hewadhiwela  for 1 km.

Primary Source : පෞරාණික ස්ථාන හා ස්මාරක – කෑගල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
by Department of Archaeology

Alternate names : Sri Wijayasundararamaya Tampita Viharaya, Sri Wijayasundararama Tampita Viharaya, Sri Vijayasundararama Tampita Viharaya

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Traveling Directions to Walpola Sri Wijayasundararamaya Tampita Viharaya

Route from Rambukkana to Walpola Sri Wijayasundararamaya Tampita Viharaya

Distance :5 km
Travel time : 15 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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