Saturday, October 17, 2020

Mabodala Kshestrarama Viharaya

Mabodala Kshestrarama Viharaya
Mabodala Kshestrarama Purana Viharaya (also known as Wele Pansala) situated in Mabodala village in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka.

History
The construction dates denoted on the Seema Malakaya, image house and the belfry confirm that this temple has a history running back to the early part of the 20th century. However, according to Wellewe Chandananda Thera, the caretaker of the temple, this Viharaya has been established in 1762 (a fact yet to be confirmed). 

The temple
The temple consists of a Stupa, an image house, a small Devalaya, a Bodhi-tree, a Seema-Malakaya building, a belfry, a preaching hall, and monks' dwellings. The Seema-Malakaya where the monks gather and perform their Vinaya-karma is an old two-storied building. According to the date denoted on its one of the pillars, this building has been constructed in 1925. It was conserved by the Department of Archaeology on 14 June 2013.

The image house and the belfry, as the dates denoted on the respective structures, have been built in 2452 B.E. (1908 A.D.) and 2457 B.E. (1913 A.D.). A stone flower altar that is placed near the Bodhi-tree contains a short inscription and it reveals that the altar was made by a person named Nemis Appuhami in 2468 B.E. (1924 A.D.).

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Location Map
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