Katharagama Kiri Wehera


Katharagama is one of the 16 most prominent places of old day Buddhist pilgrimage to be visited. Kiriwehere is the main Buddhist attraction in Katharagama religious site. Devotees used to first go to Kiriwehera prior to visiting Katahragama Devalaya.

Katharagama Kiri Wehera

This 96 feet high massive Stupa was built by king Mahasen. This is built in 10 feet high large cube shape platform. Kiriwehera can be seen can be seen in pure white from far distance.

Katharagama Kiri Wehera

If you are coming through the Katharagama Maha Devala site, you need to walk more than 500m to reach Kiriwehera. In between you can buy flower from the small flower shops located either side of the road.

Height: 96 feet
Circumference: 280 feet

Katharagama Kiri Wehera

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