Monday, April 9, 2018

Keheliya Raja Maha Viharaya

The Stupa mound at Keheliya Viharaya
Keheliya Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple located in Neluwagala Grama Niladari Division in Monaragala District, Sri Lanka.

History
It is believed that this temple was erected during the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (307-267 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 in the temple premises.
A rock inscription, Keheliya Viharaya A pillar inscription at Keheliya Viharaya
A protected reserve
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, Keheliya Viharaya Scattered ruins at Keheliya Viharaya
Ruins of buildings at Keheliya Viharaya The dilapidated Stupa at Keheliya Viharaya
References 
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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This page was last updated on 14 July 2019

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