Thotagamuwa Viharaya, or Thelwatte Purana Raja Maha Viharaya, or Thelwatte Purana Thotagamu Raja Maha Viharaya or Thotagamu Ratpatha Raja Maha Viharaya, is a historical temple located in a small elevated village in the Thelwatta village near the Galle main road in Galle District. It is questionable whether we have paid close attention to the value of this Thotagamu Temple which can be described as a landmark of our national and religious heritage. The Rath Path Viharaya is said to have been inhabited by Arahants in ancient times. The name Sri Thotagamuwa Sri Rahula has created a commemorative character that creates a gigantic image that is unique among Buddhists as well as in the literary world. The Thotagamu Viharaya is especially special because of its unique name.
Sri Rahula Maa Thero is known as the great poet Shadbhasha Parameswara, Rajaguru, Tripitaka linguist, Sirisangabo Sri Vijayabahu, and Thotagamuwa Wachhissara Sri Rahula Sangharaja Thero. He is a sapphire collector of Sinhala literature. It is a wonderful, poetic poem that has made the folk wonder. It is a golden lamp of multiculturalism. Is a sophisticated name in folklore. The life story of Sri Rahula of Thotagamuwa is so magnificent, unique and proud that his remains are buried in a magnificent golden house in the Bom Jesus Church in Goa. It is rumored that the hair of the body still grows a beard.
It is unusual for him to say that Rahula Thera had taken a medicine called ‘SiddhaLokarasa’ that lasted for one million days before his death. there. According to the book ‘Siri Rahal Ma Thero’ written by Ven. Gammeddegoda Pugnasara Thero, the Royal Panditha Shastra Visharadha, the birth and death of the Thero is so difficult to determine. The birth of Siri Rahal could be considered as the last year of King Virabahu II (1391 – 1408) or the close year of King Veera Alakeshwara who came to be known as Vijayabahu VI (1396 – 1409). This time, history is somewhat vague. According to him, it was during the period of Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. Generally speaking, there is nothing wrong with that.
But since he was counted as born in 1408, it would be worth it if we could find the year of his passing. Information about it can be found from a generator. Then comes 1491. Accordingly, the Siri Rahal Thero could live for 83 years. It is probable that the Thera was born in 1408 and died in 1491. The Sri Lanka Rahula Thero is said to have known six languages. That is why the Shadbhasha is called Parameshwara. His books, The Pigeons, The Salihini, The Kokila, The Gira, The Manavala, The Poet, and the Poet are over five hundred years old, but these books are still alive. The words of Ven. Punnasara Thero about the writings of Ven. Let’s not say the works of Siri Rahal Thero. To identify them all, leaflets all over the country should be checked.
It is also worth noting that nearly half a century after the commencement of his writing, the country was opened to European nations and repatriated to their home countries. Perhaps the Sinhala and Buddhist cultures, such as the originals and the Tomas de Sosampala (1588), may have been burned to the ground by foreign enemies. The monk Sri Rahula Maa Thero lived for a long time in the Thotagamu Vihara. This is a historical site that has left a strong mark on the memory of the long-lost chronicles. According to folklore, the Thotagamuwa temple was first built in the year BC. It is said that Lord Devanampiyatissa’s brother Mahanaga was the king of the era. But written evidence of this place is found in the 8th to 10th-century inscriptions. The seven stone pillars planted around the Natha Devalaya on the site give evidence of the temple’s antiquity.
The Mahavamsa mentions that King Vijayabahu I of Polonnaruwa (1051 – 1106) made forty Pasrienas in this temple premises. Historical evidence confirms that this was the Vijayaba Pirivena. Most of the scholars such as Galathurumula Maitreya Thero and Uththaru Mula Rahula Mahathera have ruled here. Ponnambalam Arunachalam (1853 – 1924) addressing Eastern scholars at the University of Calcutta in 1916 states that the European Universities were established in the eighteenth century and before that in the fifteenth century, the University of Sri Rahula Mahathirigoda in the status of Mahavidya Piyagoda in Sri Lanka. That is. The Pirivena was renowned for its multi-faceted reputation of the Most Ven. The Siri Rahal Watha Vybalaka says that it was here that a statue of Buddha was erected to save the country from the catastrophic event of the Kelani Tissa reign (235 – 207 BCE) following the history of Devanampiyatissa. The tsunami of Sri Lanka is now known as the tsunami.
Thelwatte village belonging to the Thotagamu Raja Maha Viharaya was one of the worst affected areas of the recent tsunami that invaded the island. This wonderful fortune has been a great blessing to the majority of villagers in the area. It was a great blessing to them. In 1588, the historic temple was completely destroyed by the brutal Portuguese invaders. Restored nearly two centuries later, in 1780, this historic site is still alive and well, allowing for many renovations. The Chaitya is being restored in 1780. The new temple complex, built around 1779, depicts the Kandyan era. There are statues, statues, statues, statues, and statues not found elsewhere in Sri Lanka. Thotagamu Thelwatta Ancient Temple of the Ancient Temple, the New Temple House built in 1805, the Natha Devalaya, the four pillars with inscriptions, the Vishnu Devalaya, the Stupa, the Dhamma Hall, the Poya house, the Ankara Tower, the two ancient abhaya houses have been declared as archaeological monuments. have. It is mentioned in the Kokila Sandeshaya that a Buddha statue was created to benefit the country when the sea was recovered from the great tragedy of Kelaniya. Seeing the image of the sea statue, which depicts the beautiful sea in the sea, the creator of the sacred Buddha statue, God created a great Buddha statue for the benefit of the country. Among the gigantic statues of the Vihara Mandiraya, this gigantic figure still stands magnificently.