Muhudu Maha Viharaya, Pottuvil

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Muhudu Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple situated at Pottuvil in Ampara District, Eastern province of Sri Lanka. This temple which is situated near a wide beach, has been built over 2000 years ago by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna. Currently the ruins and remains of ancient stupas, Seema Malaka, Avasa Geya and statues can be seen at the site. Important ruins at the temple premises include stone statues of lord Buddha and two statues of old kings or gods.This viharaya marks the landing place of Viharamahadevi, daughter of Kelani Tissa, who was destined to become the queen of King Kavan Tissa of the Rohana kingdom. According to the ancient chronicle Rajavaliya, it is stated that in the second century BC after Kelaniya was submerged by the sea due to a natural disaster, Devi the daughter of King of Kelaniya was cast to sea in a Golden Vessel to appease the gods, and washed ashore near the Muhudu Maha Vihara in Pottuwil. Later she became the main consort of king Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna Kingdom, under the name Viharamahadevi.
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  • My journey was in 14godu 10 years with his wife had no children asked the deity and assistance on arrival home we have a kid
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  • antique and modern statues joining together on the large premises. A short walk upto the sandy dunes bring you on top of the hill where the stupa is built. From there you have a nice view over the sea...  more »
  • Interesting temple - not much to see and there is nothing to read about when it was built or anything. Lovely thing about it was there were no other tourists! Bliss! There was a ceremony going on in t...  more »
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  • Muhudu Maha Vihara ( මුහුදු මහා විහාරය)is a Buddhist temple situated at Pottuvil in Ampara District, Eastern province of Sri Lanka. This temple which is situated near a wide beach, has been built over 2000 years ago by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna. Currently the ruins and remains of ancient stupas, Seema Malaka, Avasa Geya and statues can be seen at the site. Important ruins at the temple premises include stone statues of lord Buddha and two statues of old kings or gods.
  • Muhudu Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated at Pottuvil in Ampara District, Eastern province of Sri Lanka. This temple which is situated near a wide beach, has been built over 2000 years ago by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna. Currently the ruins and remains of ancient stupas, Seema Malaka, Avasa Geya and statues can be seen at the site. Important ruins at the temple premises include stone statues of lord Buddha and two statues of old kings or gods.
  • Nothing much to see. Few ancient ruins. However, historically significant as it is the place that Viharamahadevi is said to arrived at the coast and married the Prince here.
  • There are three ancient statues and archeology ruins. It was built in king kavanthissa era
  • Most historical temple in Eastern Province. Great place to calm down. Local people destroying the place and the ancient ruins the proofs of great history of Buddhism.....
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