9°44'48.7"N 80°00'23.4"E

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Kadurugoda Viharaya

Kadurugoda Viharaya

Kadurugoda Viharaya

Kantharodai Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Chunnakam, Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. The temple is located in a small hamlet called Kandarodai and it is one of the few Buddhist temples remaining in Jaffna today. Currently this temple has been declared as an archaeological site in Sri Lanka.


It is believed that these stupas were constructed with enshrining the relics for the 60 Arhath Bhikkus who had died due to a famine nearly 2000 years ago.


Today there are about 20 stupas and a number of stupa foundations can be seen in the Vihara premises. The smallest stupa is about 8 feet in diameter and the largest is about 23.5 feet. The stupas possess unique features that cannot be found anywhere else in Sri Lanka. They have been made of gray colored coral stone and have a very distinguished pattern with small holes all over them. Another special feature of these ancient stupas is that they do not possess the standard square shape parts (Hathares Kotuwa and Dewatha Kotuwa) above the dome and instead they have umbrella shaped fixed pinnacles.


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References & External Links

  • Wikipedia - Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA)

  • "Protercted Monument List 2012-12-12" (PDF). Department of Archaeology. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

  • The Upcountry Repository of Buddhist Art - The Tampita Vihara of Sri Lanka' - G.R Disanayake

  • Temple on pillars: A study of the Tämpita Vihāras in the Kurunegala District - University of Kelaniya - Sri Lanka

  • Tempita Vihara - Wikipedia

  • Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara By KUSUMASIRI VIJAYAWARDANA

  • "Protercted Monument List 2012-12-12" (PDF). Department of Archaeology. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

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