Eluketiya Bimbarama Viharaya

Eluketiya Bimbarama Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Eluketiya village in Galle District, Sri Lanka.

Constructed in 1759, this temple is said to be the place where the bronze statue for Yatagala Viharaya was made during the reign of King Sri Vikrama Rajasinghe [(1798-1815 A.D.) Abeyawardana, 2004; Ranchagoda, 2015]. The wooden octagonal-shaped Pirith Mandapaya (Pirith chanting pavilion) of this temple is considered a special creation (Ranchagoda, 2015). It is said to have been created in 1870.

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.37.
2) Ranchagoda, T. O., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Galla Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN:955-9159-53-4. p.32.
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This page was last updated on 5 November 2021
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