This site is under maintenance Contact Us !

Kalutara Nigrodharama Viharaya

Nigrodharama Viharaya (Sinhala: උතුරු කළුතර නිග්‍රෝධාරාම විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Deshasthra village in Kalutara-North, Sri Lanka.

According to locals, the history of Nigrodharama Viharaya goes back more than 200 years. The existing architecture of the image house indicates that it was constructed during the 19th century. The paintings of the image house show features of the Kandyan style and have been retouched a few times. However, the paintings on the upper walls and ceiling have not been retouched or altered.

The preaching hall and the monks' dwelling building were constructed in 1917 and 1950 respectively.

A protected site
The portion with ancient frescoes in the Buddha shrine of the Nigrodharama Vihara precincts in the Grama Niladhari Division No. 717-D-Kalutara North, in the Kalutara Divisional Secretary’s Division is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 6 June 2008.

1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1553. 6 June 2008. p.533.

Explore Other Nearby Attractions
Location Map (Google)
This page was last updated on 12 March 2023

Post a Comment

Cookie Consent
We serve cookies on this site to analyze traffic, remember your preferences, and optimize your experience.
It seems there is something wrong with your internet connection. Please connect to the internet and start browsing again.
AdBlock Detected!
We have detected that you are using adblocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we earn by the advertisements is used to manage this website, we request you to whitelist our website in your adblocking plugin.
Site is Blocked
Sorry! This site is not available in your country.