Magul Maha Vihara

Magul Maha Viharaya is located in the Lahugla National Sanctuary in the Ampara District. Despite the fact that the vast majority believe that Princes Vihara Maha Devi ( mother of ruler Dutugemunu ) reach Kirinda, there are numerous proof that real spot is Muhudu Maha Viharaya in Potuvil. Later, the wedding of her with king Kavanthissa was held in the Magul Maha Vihara Premises. “Magul” is the statement in local Shinhala language for “wedding”. There is a remaining of the structure in this Temple premises known as “Magul Maduwa”.

Following the ceremony, the gardens were walled and presented to the Sangha, who established a monastery here. The unexcavated remains of Kavan Tissa’s palace lie in jungle to south; it was here that the couple’s son, the legendary , was born and lived until his teens, when he and his parents moved to Tissa. Stone inscriptions found at the site record that the current temple buildings were erected by King Dhatusena during the mid-fifth century, and later restored in the mid-fourteenth century. The extensive remains include a Buddha shrine, image house, dagoba, poyage and well preserved moonstones, as well as the finely carved poruwa, all lent an additional layer of mystery by the thick jungle which surrounds them on every side.

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