Sunday, July 18, 2021

Paramananda Purana Viharaya, Kotahena

Paramananda Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Kotahena in Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

History
This temple is said to have been erected in 1808. A Buddhist monk named Pandure Dhammananda Thera pioneered this (Manathunga, 2016). Before the establishment of Vidyodaya Pirivena, Ven. Hikkaduwe Sumangala Thera (1827-1911) is said to have lived here (Manathunga, 2016). Some buildings of this temple have been built in 1870 (Manathunga, 2016).

References
1) Manathunga, S. B., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Kolamba Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-39-9. p.78. 
 
Location Map
This page was last updated on 18 July 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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