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Muhudu Maha Viharaya

  Province Eastern
  District Ampara
  Nearest Town Potuvila
  Period 453 – 474 AD.
  Ruler King Kavan Tissa

Introduction

This site is on the seashore, near Potuvila (Pottuvil). Much of the remains at the site appear to be covered by sea sand. At an elevated site is a ruined dagaba. West of the dagoba are the remains of a pillared structure. There is a torso of a standing Buddha statue. To the south are an image house and a pond. East of the dagoba are seen stumps of pillars and brick walls. It is believed that buried under a thick layer of sand are other remains of ancient structures.

This is the place where Queen Vihara Maha Devi and her entourage were washed ashore and not at Kirinda. A brick boundary wall of an image house with many stone pillars included a well preserved statue of a Buddha and two Bodhisattva figures can be seen here..

History

This is a very ancient ruined archeological site found in seashore in Pottuvil Village comes under the Pottuvil Administrative division in Ampara district in Sri Lanka. Much of the site appears to be covered by sea sand. At an elevated site is a ruined dagoba. West of the dagoba are the remains of a pillared structure.There is a torso of a standing Buddha statue. To the south are an image house and a pond. East of the dagoba are seen stumps of pillars and brick walls. It is believed that buried under a thick layer of sand are other remains of ancient structures.