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The archaeological and historical heritage of Suriyagoda Rajamaha Viharaya


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                  This “Suriyagoda Rajamaha Viharaya” is situated in Kandy district Yatinuwara  stream province  once upon a time it was glow as sun in Sri Lanka. Videlicet the “Walivita Asarana sarana Saranankara himi” who as a position of sangharaja in period of Kandy who was lived in this temple in 30 year. We can meet this temple in Colombo-Kandy main road in Kiribathkubura junction go one mile to Wathurakubura road.

                This temple was famous as “Narendraramaya”,”Narendra Singharamaya” name in period of king “Sri Narendrasingha”. Before identify this area as “Suriyagoda” this area named as ‘Kadarodagama’. The ‘Thudapatha’ is in this “Suriyagoda Viharaya” note this temple as “Suriyathpalangama”. This temple is special not only the “Sangaraja Himi” lived here, the specialty is the shrine. There is a ‘Tampita Viharaya’. The temple was built on the small nine stone pillars. inside of the temple there is a buddha image  under the dragon pandol. In front of the buddha shrine there is a preaching room and ‘Poya gaya’. There are wooden pillars. The pillars with beautiful engraving.  without this there are caion, monastery and bodhi tree in here.

               There are many painting belonging to style of ‘Udarata’. Among the paintings there is character of Lord Buddha, painting of arahant and ‘Dewaradanawa’ draw in here. And meanwhile there are wrestling and painting of animals. The Samadhi statue of this temple belonging to period of ‘Kotte’. They use white, black, red, orange and yellow colors. There is a large library in this “Suriyagoda Rajamaha Viharaya “with including palm leaf books.

 

             The monk “Walivita Saranankara Sangaraja himi” who was lived in “Suriyagoda Rajamaha Viharaya” has beautiful fresco in the Yatenuwara area. 

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