Thotagamuwa Rajamaha Viharaya (an ancient buddhist temple)
 

Sri lanka is a land that inherits a great history where it's written history runs over 2500 years.

Amongst that great history, Thotagamuwa Rajamaha Viharaya (Buddhist Temple) still remains the same for hundreds of years providing silent evidence.

On the way from Hikkaduwa to the northern side of the country; along the main coastal road, in the little village of Thelwatta is where you will find the Temple located on the land side.

This ancient Temple is famous among both local and foreign people, which is a complex that consists of stone statues, frescoes and old wood carving.

The Temple is a good example to show the abilities of the ancestors in the fields of architecture and healing methods of indigenous medicine. Local and foreign archaeologists are still discovering the unknown history of the Temple. The library and the museum that belongs to the Temple are of great value for them.

There are a lot of legends who speak about the miracle powers of this Temple, which are not just tales cooked by ancient people as they still feel there are some strange things happening in the Temple.

There are lot of ancient poems and poetries like “Salalihini Sandeshaya”, which speak about the beauty of this Temple.
It is a heart touching scenery when devotees come to worship especially on Poya day with a special dress code, where everyone is to be dressed in white.

So, make sure to add this venue to you tour plan, and it’s guaranteed that you would never regret your visit!

 

  Fast Fact :

  Distance : 2km from hikkaduwa
  Type : Ancient Buddhist Temple

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