Saturday, August 8, 2020

Dhathukanda Sri Jinendrarama Viharaya

Dhathukanda Sri Jinendrarama Viharaya
Dhathukanda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Kalalpitiya village in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. 

The temple
The temple has been constructed at the top of a rock in the area. It consists of a Stupa, an image house, a Bodhi-tree, and a recently built large meditating Buddha statue. The rock summit can be reached through two flights of stairs set in two different directions. On the summit, near the large meditating Buddha statue, is a site with the ruins of an ancient structure. Fallen stone pillars, two granite slabs of Korawak Gal (balustrades), and washed-off debris of buildings are found on that site.
 
A protected site
The place with ruins of buildings, place with the evidence of a settlement of pre-historic era and the flight of steps carved on the natural rock at Kalalpitiya Dhathukanda Sri Jinendarama Purana Raja Maha Vihara situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. 343, Kalalpitiya in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Aththanagalla are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 9 March 2016.

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References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; Extraordinary. No: 1957/18. 9 March 2016. p.5A.

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