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Yatala Wehera, Tissamaharama

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  • I live in Sri lanka and have never even heard of this temple let alone visited. This time traveling to kataragama did some research ad this temple was on my iteniary. I was very very impressed. Dating...  more »
  • Fascinating place right next to the main road from Debarawewa to Tissa. Huge dagoba apparently filled with earth with some interesting carvings on the perimeter walls. Nice setting with water around. ...  more »
  • This place is a 'must' for anyone travelling in the Tissamaharama area and interested in the history of Buddhism. It is a huge stupa believed to have been built some 2,300 years ago. It is surrounded ...  more »
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  • Yatala Vehera (also spelled Yatala Wehera) is an ancient Buddhist stupa located in Deberawewa - Thissamaharama area in Hambantota District of Sri Lanka. The stupa is built on a stage made of large flat granite stones and has a surrounding wall of sculpted elephant heads, a moat and a large moonstone. It is believed that the stupa was built 2300 years ago by regional king Yatala Thissa of Ruhuna to commemorate the place where he was born. However some believe that the stupa was built by regional king Mahanaga, father of Yatala Thissa to mark the birth of his son. In various historical documents and chronicles, this stupa has been also referred as Mani Chethiya and Yattalaya. It is not known what was enshrined in this stupa but a large number of relic caskets has been discovered in the stupa. It is believed that this stupa was offered to Arhant Arittha Thero, who was the first Sinhalese arhant, by the regional king of Ruhuna. This stupa is also believed to be the first stupa built in the kingdom of Ruhuna. The restoration work of the Yatala dagaba commenced in 1883 AD and It took over a century to complete the restoration. A small opening has been left in the renovated stupa to observe the different phases of construction.
  • Little stupa which may or may not have hosted the tooth relic. There is a delightful museum next to it. Entrance with free donation.
  • A very peaceful place, definitely worth a stop.A place of unspoilt Beauty.
  • Grrat place to visit..
  • දෙබරවැව හා තිස්සමහාරාම නගර අතර මැද තිස්ස මාර්ගය අසබඩ මෙම විහාරය පිහිටා ඇත. මෙය රෝහණ රාජ්‍යයේ මූලාරම්භකයා වශයෙන් සැලකෙන මහානාග යුව රජු විසින් ඉදිකරන ලදැයි කියනු ලැබේ. තම සොයුරු දේවානම් පියතිස්ස රජුගේ බිසව හා ඇති වූ අමනාපයක් නිසා රජරට අත්හැර රුහුණට පලා එන අතර මඟ දී මහා නාග රජුගේ බිසවට ප්‍රසූත වේදනාවක් අති වී මෙම ස්ථානයේදී පුත් කුමරෙකු ප්‍රසූත කළාය. යඨාලතිස්ස නමින් හැදින්වූ එම කුමරුව බිහිකල ස්ථානය සිහිවීම පිණිස මහා නාග කුමරුමෙහි චෛත්‍යයක් කර වූ බවත් එය යඨාල විහාරය යනුවෙන් ප්‍රසිද්ධ වූ බවත්කියනු ලැබේ.