Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Kuruwita Purana Viharaya

Kuruwita Purana Viharaya, Sri Lanka
Kuruwita Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in the vicinity of Kuruwita town in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka.

History
The history of the temple is obscure. The image house of the temple contains several fragments of old paintings that are believed to have been done in the Gampola Period (1341-1408 A.D.).

A protected site
The Stupa, preaching hall and the image house with old paintings of Kuruvita Purana Vihara situated in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Kuruwita are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 22 November 2002

These paintings are said to have been done in the Gampola era A flower altar A stone artifact The preaching hall
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References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1264, 22 November 2002.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 17 December 2020
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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