Kotugodella Viharaya

Kotugodella Viharaya
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Kotugodella Raja Maha Viharaya (Sinhala: කොටුගොඩැල්ල රජමහා විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Kotugodella in Kandy District, Sri Lanka.

It is said that when King Sri Vikrama Rajasinghe (1798-1815 A.D.) converted the Tigolwela field to a tank, the temple located to the west of Lankatilaka Viharaya in Udunuwara got submerged (Abeyawardana, 2004). As a memory of this submerged temple, the present temple was constructed by the king in a land owned by Kotugodelle Adhikaram (Abeyawardana, 2004).

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.32.

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