Kawatayamuna Viharaya

Kawatayamuna Viharaya
Kawatayamuna Viharaya (Photo credit: Chameen Senarathne, Google Street View)

Kawatayamuna Viharaya (Sinhala: කවටයාමුණ විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Kawatayamuna village in Matale District, Sri Lanka.

This temple is said to have been established in 1944 (Abeyawardana, 2004). It has been named Kawatayamuna because it is believed that warrior Kawata (childhood days of Nandimitra) was responsible for the construction of an embankment in the village where this temple is located (Abeyawardana, 2004).

The temple is popular among devotees due to its gallery depicting scenes related to hell.

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. pp.131-132.

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This page was last updated on 1 January 2023
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