Friday, August 20, 2021

Kulugammana Viharaya

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

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]. 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).

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.101.
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