Thursday, 24 March 2022

Mayuravapi Viharaya

Mayuravapi Viharaya
Stone pillars of an ancient building (Photo credit: Google street view)

Mayuravapi Purana Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Monarawewa village in Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka.

The site
The modern temple has been established over the ruins of an ancient Buddhist site. Seventeen short stone pillars which are believed to be the ruins of an image house can be identified within the temple premises (Asanga & Nishantha, 2018). Two broken pieces of a limestone standing Buddha statue (headless) and a base stone of a statue are also found in the temple premises (Asanga & Nishantha, 2018).

The ruined image house is 4.4 m long and 4.26 m wide (Asanga & Nishantha, 2018). The entrance is 1.75 m wide and it faces the east (Asanga & Nishantha, 2018).
 
References
1) Asanga, M.V.G.K.; Nishantha, I.P.S., 2018. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Mulathivu Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN:978-955-7457-25-3. pp.165-166.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 24 March 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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