Friday, August 13, 2021

Kumbaldiwela Purana Viharaya

Kumbaldiwela Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Heramitipana village in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka.

History
This temple is said to have been developed by a local chieftain named Halawata Bandara during the reign of King Vijayabahu V (1335-1344 A.D.) of Kurunegala (Abeyawardana, 2002). A number of old Sinhalese banners and standards along with other antiquities have been preserved at the museum of this temple (Abeyawardana, 2002; Perera, 1916).
 
References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7.  p.55.
2) Perera, E.W., 1916. Sinhalese banners and standards. Issue 2 of Memoirs of the Colombo Museum. Department of Government Print. p.1.
 
Location Map
This page was last updated on 13 August 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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