Sunday, July 18, 2021

Paramananda Purana Viharaya, Kotahena

Paramananda Purana Viharaya
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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 under the guidance of a Buddhist monk named Pandure Dhammananda Thera (Hulugalle, 1965; Manathunga, 2016). It is considered the second Buddhist place of worship to be built in the Colombo area (Corea, 1988). Before the establishment of Vidyodaya Pirivena, Ven. Hikkaduwe Sumangala Thera (1827-1911) is said to have lived here (Hulugalle, 1965; Manathunga, 2016). Some buildings of this temple have been built in 1870 (Manathunga, 2016).

References
1) Corea, I., 1988. Glimpses of Colombo. Colombo Municipal Council. p.73.
2) Hulugalle, H.A.J., 1965. Centenary Volume of the Colombo Municipal Council, 1865-1965. Colombo Municipal Council. p.155.
3) 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 11 September 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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