Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Tampita Viharaya – වෙලන්ගහවත්ත ශ්‍රී ධම්මජෝතියාරාමය පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og
A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple in Welangahawatta , Matale with an ancient Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan Kingdom. The temple lies off 18 km off  Matale town.

To reach the temple from Matale, travel to Rattota (10 km) and take the road toward Welangahawatta (6 km)

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.

The Tampita Viharaya at the Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protective monument by the gazette dated 9th September 2011 and describes as follows ;

“The Tampita Image house with preaching hall in the Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Vihara situated in the Grama Niladhari Division No. : A/376, Welangahawatta in Raththota Divisional Secretary’s Division in Mathale District Central Province”


  • Balasuriya, J (2011) “The Antiquities Ordinance (Chapter 188) ,” The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 1723, p. 682.

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Map of the Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya

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Driving Directions to Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya

Route from Matale to Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Viharaya

Though : Rattota
distance : 16 km
Travel time :1 hour
Time to spend : 20 – 30  mins
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