Muhudu Maha Viharaya, Pottuvil

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Even though many people consider that Kirinda is the place where Viharamaha Devi landed, according to Historical facts, it is believed to be Muhudu Maha Viharaya in Pottuvil. Actually this temple has around 2000 years of history.

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

This used to be a large complex, currently restricted to a small area due to land acquisition by the villages. Same time some of the historical artifacts were buried under the sand dunes.

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

If you are driving towards the Arugambay, you can see the small name board towards to your left. The road towards the Muhudu Maha Viharaya is very narrow and difficult even two cars to pass in by at a time.

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

You can see remaining of an image house built with bricks. There are two Bodhisatva statues with a standing Buddha statue remaining there.

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Muhudu Maha Viharaya
Muhudu Maha Viharaya

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