Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Kiri Vehera, Lahugala

Not to be confused with Kiri Vehera, Polonnaruwa & Kiri Vehera, Kataragama

Kiri Vehera, Lahugala
Lahugala Kiri Vehera (also known as Kirivehera Viharaya) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in the village of Lahugala in Ampara District, Sri Lanka.

The history of this temple is believed to be dated back to the reign of King Dappula I [(661-664 A.D.) Withanachchi, 2013].

A protected site
The ancient Chaithya (Stupa) and ruins of Vihara complex in the territory of Kirivehera Viharaya, belonging to Lahugala village in Perani Lahugala PP 10 Grama Niladari Division in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Lahugala are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notifications published on 10 October 2014.  

A Siri Pathula, Kirivehera Lahugala The newly built image house
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1884. 10 October 2014. p.917.
2) Withanachchi, C. R., 2013. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Ampara Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-44-5. p.25.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 5 March 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map


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