Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sri Dharmendrarama Viharaya, Mayadunna

Sri Dharmendrarama Viharaya, Mayadunna, Sri Lanka
Sri Dharmendrarama Viharaya (also known as  Mayadunna Viharaya) is a Buddhist temple situated in Ampara District Sri Lanka. The temple can be reached by traveling about 1.5 km distance from the Mayadunna junction which is on the Ampara - Mahiyangana road about 17.5 km far from the Ampara town.

History
According to the local beliefs, the history of this temple is going back to the period of ancient Digamadulla principality (a provincial principality). A large number of archaeological sites belonging to the old Digamadulla principality have been found in the surrounding area.

A protected site
The rock inscription, places with ruins of buildings and other archaeological evidences in the premises belonging to the Sri Dharmendrarama Rajamaha Vihara in Mayadunne village in the Grama Niladhari Division no. W/04A/055 in Uhana Divisional Secretary’s Division (latitude 07º 25' 32.1'' N and longitude 081º 37' 58.3''E) are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 11 October 2014.

A base stone The rock inscription of Mayadunna temple The Bodhi tree The pond and the image house
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References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no: 1884. 11 October 2014. p. 922.

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This page was last updated on 21 March 2020
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