Muhudu Maha Vihara, Pottuvil

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Muhudu Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple situated at Pottuvil in Ampara District, Eastern province of Sri Lanka. This temple which is situated near a wide beach, has been built over 2000 years ago by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna. Currently the ruins and remains of ancient stupas, Seema Malaka, Avasa Geya and statues can be seen at the site. Important ruins at the temple premises include stone statues of lord Buddha and two statues of old kings or gods.This viharaya marks the landing place of Viharamahadevi, daughter of Kelani Tissa, who was destined to become the queen of King Kavan Tissa of the Rohana kingdom. According to the ancient chronicle Rajavaliya, it is stated that in the second century BC after Kelaniya was submerged by the sea due to a natural disaster, Devi the daughter of King of Kelaniya was cast to sea in a Golden Vessel to appease the gods, and washed ashore near the Muhudu Maha Vihara in Pottuwil. Later she became the main consort of king Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna Kingdom, under the name Viharamahadevi.
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  • The ruins are ancient, a nice place. The best way to walk along the 2km from Arugam on the beach is to the stupa, which is visible from afar. After the visit we walk through the streets of Pottuvil (google maps) to the main street, buy another papaya, mangoes, drink a coconut and drive back with the Tuktuk (300SLR).
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  • we believe queen Viharamahadevi landed this place.more than 2000 year ago King Kvantissa built this temple , very close to the beach , so called it muhudu maha vharaya . now have a small temple .its a...  more »
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  • As Buddhists we should protect these places because these are our heritages. There is no much attention for these places. If you visit Trincomalee don't forget to visit here. Let's protect our own.... !!!
  • This place is a historical place in Sri Lanka. It’s a Buddhist temple. One of the monk gave a nice preaching about the history of this temple and the surrounding area. The beach nearby is very beautiful. Kids love enjoy a lot playing and taking photos on the beach and under the shade of the thicket by the beach.
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