Friday, October 8, 2021

Kananke Raja Maha Viharaya

Kananke Raja Maha Viharaya
Photo credit: Gazali Samsadeen (Google street view)

Kananke Raja Maha Viharaya (also known as Kananke Ganegoda Viharaya) is a Buddhist temple situated in Kananke village in Matara District, Sri Lanka. 

History
This temple is believed to have been built during or before the reign of King Parakramabahu VI [(1412-1467 A.D.) Abeyawardana, 2004]. Some documents that are in the possession of the temple reveal its history during the Kandyan Period  (Abeyawardana, 2004).

The image house of the temple has been constructed in the 19th century (Abeyawardana, 2004).

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Ruhuna: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-073-4. p.58.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 20 October 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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