Friday, August 20, 2021

Kulugammana Viharaya

Kulugammana Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Kulugammana village in Kandy District, Sri Lanka.

History
There is said to be a town in Kulugammana during the reign of King Wimaladharmasuriya I [(1592-1604 A.D.) Abeyawardana, 2004]. However, the Buddhist temple at Kulugammana dates back to the reign of King Buvanekabahu IV of Gampola [(1344-1354 A.D.) Abeyawardana, 2004; Senanayaka, 2018]. The name of this temple is mentioned in the Nampotha, an ancient text written after the 14th century.

There had been a Tempita Viharaya at this temple, but it was destroyed in the year 1844 (Abeyawardana, 2004).

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.101.
2) Senanayaka, P., 2018. Senkadagala Mahanuwara pradeshaye peranima Bauddha Vihara Arama (In Sinhala). Samodhana, The Journal of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol.7 (1). pp.55-83.
 
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This page was last updated on 25 September 2021
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