Jayasumanarama Viharaya (Palathuduwa)

Jayasumanarama Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Palathuduwa village near Tangalle. Its Buddha shrine is engraved with the year 1902 A.D.
Not to be confused with Jayasumanarama Viharaya (Bulugahagoda)
Palathuduwa Viharaya
Palathuduwa Viharaya

Jayasumanarama Viharaya (Sinhala: පලතුඩුව ජයසුමනාරාම විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Palathuduwa village near Tangalle in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka.

The Buddha Shrine

The Buddha shrine, preaching hall, monks' dwelling and the Chapter House building at Palathuduwa temple are considered old monuments of archaeological value. Of them, the Buddha shrine preserves a valuable collection of sculptures and murals following the art tradition of the Kandyan Period. The stone door frame at the entrance of the shrine is engraved with the year 2446 B.E. (1902 A.D.).

The Buddha shrine consists of two sections, the inner shrine and the ambulatory around it. A seated Buddha statue accompanied by other sculptures is found inside the inner shrine. The walls of the inner shrine and the ambulatory are filled with murals depicting scenes of the life of the Buddha as well as Jataka tales. Standing statues of the previous 24 Buddhas are sculpted on the outer walls of the inner shrine.

Palathuduwa Viharaya
Murals in the image house
Palathuduwa Viharaya
The preaching hall

Related Posts

Read Also

Location Map

Dynamic Google Map


To Whom

LankaPradeepa.com extends its gratitude to V. M. Vidanapathirana for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

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.