Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Kshetrarama Purana Viharaya, Ahungalla

Kshetrarama Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Ahungalla in Galle District, Sri Lanka.

History
This temple is said to have been established in 1891 (Ranchagoda, 2015). Some old paintings belonging to the maritime style of the Kandyan art tradition are found in the inner chamber of the image house (Ranchagoda, 2015).

A protected site
The ancient Bhikku shrine and the Dagoba with the Vatadageya and the Vishnu Temple within the precincts of Middharamulla Kshethrarama Purana Vihara situated within the Grama Niladhari Divison No. 18-A-Ahungalla in the Balapitiya Divisional Secretary Division are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 6 June 2008. 

References
1) Ranchagoda, T. O., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Galla Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN:955-9159-53-4. pp.18-19.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1553. 6 June 2008. p.524.
 
Location Map
This page was last updated on 31 August 2021
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