Hathigamuwa Gurugoda Viharaya

Hathigamuwa Gurugoda Viharaya (Sinhala: හාතිගමුව ගුරුගොඩ විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Hathigamuwa village in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka.

Archaeological evidence indicates that this temple was developed during both the Anuradhapura and Kandy periods (Mendis et al., 2019). A rock inscription that is believed to have been inscribed during the reign of King Amandagamani Abhaya (21-30 A.D.) has been discovered from the site and it records a donation of a cave named Jalikakatha made to this temple (Mendis et al., 2019). King Kirti Sri Rajasinha (1747-1782 A.D.) is said to have constructed the image house of this temple (Mendis et al., 2019).

Several ancient artefacts such as a stone flower altar (3.4 m x 1.2 m), two Siri Pathula Gal and an Asana have been discovered from the temple premises (Mendis et al., 2019).

1) Mendis, D.T.; Wijepala, W.M.T.B.; Harshajith, D.M.N., 2019. දැදුරු ඔය සහ මී ඔය අතර කලාපයේ පුරාවිද්‍යාත්මක ස්ථාන පිළිබඳ මූලික විමර්ශනයක්. මධ්‍ය දැදුරු ඔය හා මී ඔය නිම්නයේ ජනාවාස පුරාවිද්‍යාව. Research and Publication Fund, Rajarata University Of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-0189-14-1.pp.33-103.

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