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Sri Shaila Pabbatharamaya, Doragamuw

Also known as Gale Viharaya, this is a Tampita Viharaya (Temple on Pillars) dating back to the Kandy era, coming under the purview of the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya.

Frescoes and wood carvings seen here belong to the Kandy era. A branch from the Sri Maha Bodhi has been planted in this Raja Maha Viharaya. The two-storey building is made of clay, and has an ornate staircase inside.

The entire temple has been built on a massive rock outcrop. Oral legends say that there is a cave or tunnel in this rock, which leads all the way to the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

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Also known as Gale Viharaya, this is a Tampita Viharaya (Temple on Pillars) dating back to the Kandy era, coming under the purview of the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya.

Frescoes and wood carvings seen here belong to the Kandy era. A branch from the Sri Maha Bodhi has been planted in this Raja Maha Viharaya. The two-storey building is made of clay, and has an ornate staircase inside.

The entire temple has been built on a massive rock outcrop. Oral legends say that there is a cave or tunnel in this rock, which leads all the way to the Sri Dalada Maligawa.

Inside the temple, there is a begging bowl which is used for the Aluth Sahal Mangalyaya, a pond with the shape of Sri Lanka, as well as a Chaitya replete with a Chudamanikya on its pinnacle. This Raja Maha Viharaya bears archaeological as well as cultural significance.

This temple is situated near the Doragamuwa Post Office on Wattegama-Kudugala Road.


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