Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sri Sudharmarama Purana Viharaya, Obada Ella

Sri Sudharmarama Purana Viharaya, Obada Ella, Sri Lanka
Sri Sudharmarama Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in the village of Obada Ella in Bandarawela, Sri Lanka. The temple can be reached by traveling about 3.5 km along the Diyathalawa road from Bandarawela town.

Image house
The image house of Obada Ella temple is believed to be built in 1880 (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017). The paintings adorning the inner walls of the image house and the Makara Thorana (the Dragon Arch) show artistic features belonging to the Kandyan era.

A protected monument
The old image house of Obadaella temple is a protected archaeological monument, declared by a Gazette notification published on 6 June 2008.
The Bodhi tree at the temple Paintings in the old image house
Paintings in the old image house
References
1) Priyadarshani, S. A. N.; Gunasena, I. P. P., (2017). Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Badulla Distrikkaya (In Sinhalese). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-48-8. p. 52.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1553, 6 June 2008. p. 530.

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