Sri Nagala Raja Maha Viharaya located in the Nikawewa area between Moragollagama and Madagalla is a very beautiful place of worship. It is said that this temple was built during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa and is situated at the foot of a huge hill. This temple which was in ruins for a long time was later cleared and turned into a complete sacred place.
The ancient temple is located in the middle of the Nikawewa hills. Dagaba Bo tree and another temple house and many inscriptions can be seen at the foot of the hill. This temple is a descendant of the Namaluwa Raja Maha Vihara Sangha.
The present Chief Incumbent Ven. Daladagama Dhammasiddhi Thero is making great efforts to preserve the ancient murals, ruins, and inscriptions for future generations. It is the duty and responsibility of the government and the people to protect this temple which is full of ruins of an ancient religious legend.
Nearby Siyambalangamuwa Lake, Yapahuwa, Saliya Ashokamala News Links, Sandagala Plain.
- Kurunegala --> Ibbagamuwa-Madagalla --> Moragollagama road --> from Madagalla junction --> Nikawewa
- If you are coming from Anuradhapura you can reach Galnewa via Moragollagama
- Across Mahawa you can come to Madagalle and come to this place
1 hr 13 min (53.9 km) Kurunegala to Sri Nagala Rajamaha Viharaya at Nikawewa
As tourists it is our duty to keep such valuable places clean without polluting them.