Yodakandiya Ancient Naga Maha Viharaya – යෝධකන්ඩිය පුරාණ නාග මහා විහාරය

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Ruins of an ancient image house at Yodakandiya Ancient Naga Maha Viharaya

Ruins of an ancient image house at Yodakandiya Ancient Naga Maha Viharaya
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

On the south eastern end of the Yoda Wewa in Tissamaharama lies and ancient temple site now called Yodakandiya Ancient Naga Maha Viharaya. The Department of Archaeology has named the ancient pond and the ruins inside this temple as protected monuments in 1996.

It is believed that this temple was built in the 3rd century BC by the regional king Mahanaga, brother of King Devanampiyatissa of Anuradhapura (250-210 BC).

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Route from Tissamaharama Town to  Yodakandiya Ancient Naga Maha Viharaya

Through :  Tissa – Kirinda Road
Distance : 4 km
Travel time : 10 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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