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Kurukohogama Rajamaha Viharaya

Travel via Kandy-Theldeniya Road to  Udispattuwa, proceed 02 kilometers further to reach this historic Temple.

According to folklore this temple was built on the site where King Senarath’s Principal Consort was cremated circa 1610, and her casket of ornaments is believed to be preserved here. A Tampita Viharaya was built here in her memory, with two Buddha statues, one made of ivory and the other made of red sandalwood.

A legend says that a large extent of land was donated to th ...

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Travel via Kandy-Theldeniya Road to  Udispattuwa, proceed 02 kilometers further to reach this historic Temple.

According to folklore this temple was built on the site where King Senarath’s Principal Consort was cremated circa 1610, and her casket of ornaments is believed to be preserved here. A Tampita Viharaya was built here in her memory, with two Buddha statues, one made of ivory and the other made of red sandalwood.

A legend says that a large extent of land was donated to the temple by way of a stone Sannasa (dispatch). The red sandalwood Buddha statue had disappeared from the Temple in the 1940s, while the ivory statue is still kept safely. The Tampita Viharaya is becoming dilapidated now.

An epigraph in the temple, engraved by Meegastenne Maha Adikaram during the reign of King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe, had perished later on.

The water of the spring near the temple tastes hard or brackish (kivul). Hence the name Kivulethenne Kurukohogama is given to the location, according to villagers.


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