Randombe Sangharaja Viharaya

Randombe Sangharaja Viharaya
Randombe Sangharaja Viharaya (Sinhala: රන්දොඹේ සංඝරාජ මහා විහාරය), is a Buddhist temple situated near Ambalangoda town in Galle District, Sri Lanka.

Locals link the history of this temple to Deva Pathiraja, a minister of King Parakramabahu II (1236-1270 A.D.). of Dambadeniya. It is believed that this temple was established by Deva Pathiraja in the Buddhist Year 1795 (1251 A.D.) under the instructions of Parakramabahu II. Although the image house of the temple has been repaired and renewed today, some of the inner walls still preserve fragments of ancient paintings believed to have been drawn in the latter half of the 19th century. These paintings have been done in the art tradition related to the Kandyan Period.

A protected site
The ancient Buddha shrine, the bell tower, the Dagoba, and the Buddha foot imprint on stone within the precincts of Randombe Sangaraja Vihara situated within the Grama Niladhari Division of Randombe South in the Balapitiya Divisional Secretary Division are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government Gazette notification published on 6 June 2008.

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#) LankaPradeepa.com 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: 1553. 6 June 2008. p.523.

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