Sunday, July 7, 2019

Kondagala Pilima Geya

Kondagala Pilima Geya
Kondagala Pilima Geya/Pilimage (or Kondagala Viharaya) is an old image house located in the village of Kondagala in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. The site can be reached by traveling along the Nelundeniya - Galapitamada road about 1.2 km distance from the Nelundeniya junction.

Shrine
The temple consists of an old image house and a Bodhi tree. Other aspects such as Stupa, preaching hall are not found in the temple premises. The image house has been built on a natural rock plane on which several marks of letters, pillar holes are found. At the entrance of image house is a Makara Thorana (a dragon arch) with two door keepers. Below the Makara Thorana (above the door) is a figure of clock with Roman numerals.

The shrine was renovated and preserved by the Department of Archaeology in 2016.

A protected site
The old image house and the drain in the natural rock belonging to the Kondagale Vihara premises in the Grama Niladhari Wasama No. 85, Dedigama in the Warakapola Divisional Secretary’s Division are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 30 December 2011.  
Kondagala Pilima Ge Kondagala Pilima Ge well
Letters on the rock plane, Kondagala image house Letters on the rock plane, Kondagala image house
References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1739. 30 December 2011. p.1091

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This page was last updated on 4 August 2019

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