Keheliya Raja Maha Viharaya

Keheliya Raja Maha Viharaya
Keheliya Raja Maha Viharaya (Sinhala: කෙහෙලිය රජමහා විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple located in Neluwagala Grama Niladari Division in Monaragala District, Sri Lanka.

It is believed that this temple was erected during the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (247-207 B.C.). The temple consists of a Stupa mound, a ruined image house, and stone columns of two ruined buildings. Also, several inscriptions have been found on the temple premises.

A rock inscription A pillar inscription .
A protected site
The old Stupa of the Viharaya is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 22 November 2002. The entire temple premises is an archaeological reserve.

A stone artifact Scattered ruins Ruins of buildings The dilapidated Stupa .
1) Final Report of Uma-Oya Multipurpose Development Project. November 2010. p. 185.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1264. 22 November 2002.

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