Thursday, October 14, 2021

Kadawedduwa Thunbodhi Viharaya

Kadawedduwa Thunbodhi Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Kadawedduwa in Matara District, Sri Lanka. 

History
This temple is said to have been constructed in 1754 (Wikramaratne, 2015). The paintings in the Vihara-ge (image house) as well as in the Dhamma-sala (preaching hall) show the features of the art tradition of the Kandyan Period (Wikramaratne, 2015). The year 1819 is mentioned in one of the paintings in the preaching hall (Wikramaratne, 2015).

A fragment of an inscription is found within the Stupa terrace (Wikramaratne, 2015).

References
1) Wikramaratne, I., 2015. Pauranika Sthana Saha Smaraka: Matara Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka). ISBN: 955-9159-54-2. p.35.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 14 October 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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