Seegala Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple close to Weeraketiya on the Weeraketiya – Walasmulla road. The Tampita viharaya within the temple was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 6th June 2008.
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 and the inner walls are generally covered with frescoes drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
From Weeraketiya junction take road towards Walasmulla. Traveling 1km down this road you will reach Buddiyagama junction. From here turn right towards Udukiriwala reservoir. Travel 650 meters to the end of this road and the Seegala Tampita Viharaya lies on the edge of the reservoir.
Alternate names : Seehala Tampita Viharaya
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
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Map of Weeraketiya Seegala Purana Tampita Viharaya
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Traveling to Weeraketiya Seegala Purana Tampita Viharaya
Route from Matara to Weeraketiya Seegala Purana Tampita Viharaya
|Distance : 48 km|
Travel time : 1.30 hours
Time to spend : 20- 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map