This is located about 30km towards the Kaytes island from the Jaffna town. This temple is one of the three places in Sri Lanka where lord Buddha has visited .“Purana Vihara” was constructed by the two warring naga kings ,Mahodara and his nephew Chullodara, at the site where lord Buddha during his second visit to Sri Lanka. Lord Buddha has mediated in setting a dispute over the possession of a gem-studded throne. This precious throne who was offered to the Buddha, was returned by him to the naga kings and was later enshrined in stupa located next to the temple. Many objects of historical significance have been found around the area. The beautiful “Naga Vihara” is also situated in the heart of the city. It is famous religious place of visit to Buddhist visiting “Nagadeepa raja maha vihara” is another unforgettable experience one could ever have. This temple is situated in an island called “Nainativu” away from the country land because of that the visit to this temple is supposed to be by boat. Therefore anybody who visits get a beautiful boating experience.
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