Saturday, 27 March 2021

Weherahena Viharaya, Matara

Weherahena Viharaya, Matara
Weherahena Viharaya (also known as Veherahena Poorwarama Viharaya) is a Buddhist temple situated in Matara District, Sri Lanka.

The history of the Weherahena temple runs back to the early part of the 20th century. It is said to have been established in 1930 and the temple became more popular among the devotees after the construction of its gigantic Buddha statue (80 feet tall) in the meditation posture (Abeyawardana, 2004).


1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Ruhuna: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-073-4. p.76.

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This page was last updated on 4 April 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map


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