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Ethagama Sumanarama Viharaya

Ethagama Sumanarama Viharaya
Sumanarama Maha Viharaya & Uttararamaya (Sinhala: ඈතගම සුමනාරාම මහා විහාරය හා උත්තරාරාමය), is a Buddhist temple situated in Ethagama village near Payagala town in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka.

The history of this temple dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The image house of the temple contains paintings and sculptures done in the low country art tradition related to Kandyan Period. The belfry has been constructed in Nikini in the Buddhist Year 2455 or August of 1911 A.D.

A protected site
The ancient Vihara-geya (image house) of Sumanarama Vihara situated in Ethagama village in the Divisional Secretary Division of Kalutara is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government Gazette notification published on 8 July 2005.

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#) extends its gratitude to Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1401. 8 July 2005. 

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