Veheragalla Samudragiri Viharaya - Mirissa

7 November 2018 10:23 am Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya The Veheragalla Samudragiri Viharaya is a historic temple within minutes of the Southern beach stretch of the world famous Mirissa town. Declared as a National Heritage Site by the Department of Archaeology, the temple is believed to have been originated in the 18th Century. The Veheragalla Temple is unique and mostly important for its 18th Century murals painted on the walls of the Viharaya. The ceiling also depicts beautiful images portraying the talents and attention to detail of the artist. All the paintings on the surrounding walls depict Jathaka stories during the times of the Buddha. The Ven. Podi Hamuduruwo The Chief Incumbent of the Viharaya preserves a collection of centuries old Ola leaf manuscripts. Please click on the link below to read full article.,’s-Interest/ IMG_8644 IMG_8649 IMG_8678 IMG_8695 IMG_8698 IMG_8703 IMG_8714 IMG_8722 IMG_8741 IMG_8764 IMG_8793 IMG_8801 IMG_8845 IMG_8850 IMG_8853 IMG_8873 IMG_8880 IMG_8901 IMG_8903


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