Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya (Koggala)

Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya
Devagiri Raja Maha Viharaya , also known as Hirugal Devalaya (Sinhala: කොග්ගල දේවගිරි රජමහා විහාරය, හිරුගල් දේවාලය), is a Buddhist temple situated in Koggala in Galle District, Sri Lanka. 

The antiquity of this temple is evidenced by its ancient Bodhi tree, inscription, and the old Buddha statue measuring 18 cubits (Abeyawardana, 2004). The temple is said to have been damaged by the British colonials during World War II [(1939-1945) Abeyawardana, 2004]. 

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


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.

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This page was last updated on 18 November 2023

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