Thursday, May 13, 2021

Daladawatta Maha Viharaya

Daladawatta Maha Viharaya
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Daladawatta Purana Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Talpitiya village in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka. This Viharaya is famous among the devotees due to its annual procession which is held for a few days immediately after the conclusion of the Kandy Esala Perahera (Abeyawardana, 2002).

History
This temple is said to have been established in 1879 by the villagers (Abeyawardana, 2002). 

A protected site
The ancient image house and preaching hall (Darmashalawa) situated within the premises of the Daladawaththa Purana Viharaya in the village of Talpitiya in the Grama Niladari Division of Talpitiya-South (GND No. 697) in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Panadura are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government notification published on 27 December 2013.

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7.  pp.100-101.
3) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1843. 27 December 2013. p.1160.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 16 May 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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