Kothduwa Temple

Kothduwa Temple

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Kothduwa Temple

Kothduwa Temple is situated in Ambalangoda in Sri Lanka. It is a quite famous temple on the island. It is visited by many people from all around the world who tend to visit the island for enjoyment and pilgrimages.

About the destination

Kothduwa Temple is situated in the Southern Province in Sri Lanka. It is believed that this temple uses to shelter the sacred relic of the tooth of the Buddha. There’s a variety of fauna, flora, and animal species in this area. It is recorded that there are 248 species of vertebrates and 111 species of birds around the place.

Current situation of Kothduwa Temple

Kothduwa Temple currently has five priests and also several novice monks study at this place. The fourth incumbent of the temple is Ven. Omaththe Punnayasara and it is recorded that he has lived 30 years in this place. This could be a very crowded place during peak seasons which could hike up to 1000 devotees per day.

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

Go on McCallum Road and turn right onto Kynsey Road. Go for 450 meters then turn right onto Athurugiriya Road. Turn right onto Southern Expressway and take the exit from the Dodangoda interchange. Turn right onto Aluthgama-Mathugama road and turn left onto Colombo Road. Then turn left onto Ahungalla – Uragaha Road and turn left onto Sanwardana Sabaha Mawatha to reach your destination.

From Ambalangoda

Go on Ambalangoda – Batapola Road and then right onto Madhawa road. Then turn right onto Ammpe Road and turn right onto Sanwardana Sabaha Mawatha to reach your destination.