Sunday, August 8, 2021

Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya, Koggala

Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya
Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya (also known as Hirugal Devalaya) is a Buddhist temple situated in Koggala in Galle District, Sri Lanka. 

History
The antiquity of this temple is evidenced by its ancient Bodhi tree, inscription, and the old Buddha statue measuring 18 cubits (Abeyawardana, 2004).

A protected site
The image house with ancient Devalaya in the Koggala Devagiri Vihara premises in the Grama Niladhari Wasama No. 144A, Kokgala of the Habaraduwa Divisional Secretary’s Division is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 7 December 2001. 

Attribution

References
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.34.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1739. 30 December 2011. p.1092.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 15 August 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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