Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Swarnathilakarama Viharaya, Randiwala

Swarnathilakarama Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Randiwala village in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka.
 
History
This temple is believed to have been established in 1598 and reconstructed in 1798 (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009). The Dhamma discourse hall (the preaching hall) of this temple is about 400 years old (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009).

A protected site
The ancient Buddha shrine, Dhamma discourse hall, pillar holes and the sacred footprint belonging to Randiwela Sri Swarnathilakarama Vihara premises in the Grama Niladhari Division of Randiwela, in Mawanella Divisional Secretary’s Division are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government gazette notification published on 6 June 2008.

References
1) De Silva, N.; Chandrasekara, D.P., 2009. Heritage Buildings of Sri Lanka. Colombo: The National Trust Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-0093-01-4. p.87.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1553. 6 June 2008. pp.527-528.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 10 November 2021
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