Malagane Valagamba Viharaya

Malagane Valagamba Viharaya

Malagane Sri Valagamba Raja Maha Viharaya (Sinhala: මලගනේ ශ්‍රී වලගම්බා රජමහා විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Malagane village in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka.


Locals link the history of this temple to King Valagamba (103, 88-77 B.C.) of Anuradhapura and it is said that he converted this site into a Buddhist temple. The Nampota, an ancient Sinhalese text which is considered to have been compiled after the 14th century A.D. mentions Malagane as a temple in the Kurunegala area. The rock cave at the site has been converted into an image house during the Kandyan Period. The present Stupa is said to have been constructed in 1958.


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

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This page was last updated on 21 January 2024

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