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