Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Kuruwita Purana Viharaya

Kuruwita Purana Viharaya, Sri Lanka
Kuruwita Purana Viharaya (also known as Katuthiyambarawa Viharaya) is a Buddhist temple situated in Kuruwita in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka.

History
The beginning of the temple is not clear but the image house of the temple contains several old paintings which are believed to be belonged to the period of Gampola (1341-1408 A.D.).

A protected site
The temple Stupa, preaching hall and the image house with old paintings are protected archaeological monuments, declared by a Gazette notification published on 22 November 2002.
References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1264, 22 November 2002.

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