Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya Temple

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Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple which is also a famous temple located at Polwathumodara suburb of Weligama town. The temple is located near the river banks of Polwatta. And it has less noisy and calm surroundings,. The land of the temple attaching with the road named 'Polwatumodara  - Denipitiya' from the Galle - Matara road side. Before you reach into temple please read Temples in Weligama article. Since there are some other things to see and do near Polwathumodara, most of the travelers like to visit this temple more ofently

Entrance to Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple

The temple is located away from the Weligama town area. It is located about three kilometers from the Weligama town towards Polwatumodara village. The built up boundary wall, which is decorated by pattern, is provided only for the front territory, where the land attaches with the Polwatumodara  - Denipitiya road.

The access way to the temple premises is provided by passing flat land and then flight of steps. The main entrance is highlighted by providing a decorated pandol with a roof structure. This main entrance gates obviously express the concept of a demarcation of the religious place from the outer world. Temple has one entrance from of Polwatumodara  - Denipitiya sub road side.
Entrance Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple

Stupa of Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple

The bell shape 'Stupa' is located at the highest place of the land as a focal point of the surrounded environment. This monumental sculpture reflections prominence and majesties of the place. It placed on a sandy courtyard.
Stupa in Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple

Bo-tree of Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple

The Bo-tree create more shady, calm and tranquil environment as suitable to practice rituals individually. The white boundary wall, which creates to demarcate the Bo-tree premises, is well decorated by mouldings.

Image house of Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple

And temple also has the Image house consists with an inner residential chamber for the Buddha images inter mediate space around it and outer verandah. The unbelievable height, dark, gloomy environment, well-decorated ornaments, mouldings, wall paintings could be identified at the inner chamber.
Buddha statue in Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple

How to get here?

Polwathumodara Nigrodharamaya temple is located walking distance by Galle - Matara main road. Travelers can easily reach this temple by taking Weligama - Matara bus from Weligama bus station and get down from Polwathumodara junction. It is 5 - 10 mints ride in bus and 2 mints walk from Polwathumodara junction. Or simply you can walk through the beach from Weligama and reach Polwathumodara junction. Since there are some other things to see and do near Polwathumodara most of the travelers like to visit this temple more ofently.

Articles about other Buddhist temples around Weligama area.

Bodhimalu Temple
Agrabodhi Rajamaha Temple
Rajakulawadana Rajamaha Temple
Gangarama Maha Temple
Sri Gangarama Rajamaha Temple
Polwathumodara Temple
Sri Sudarshanaramaya Temple

Places nearby: 

Sri Sudarshanaramaya Temple
Paragliding in Weligama

Last Updated on: 2019/05/30