Embekka Devalaya, Kandy

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Embekka Devalaya (Embekka Temple) was built by the King Vikramabahu III of Gampola Era (AD 1357 - 1374) in Sri Lanka. The Devalaya is dedicated to Kataragama deviyo. A local deity called Devatha Bandara is also worshiped at this site. The shrine consists of three sections, the "Sanctum of Garagha", the "Digge" or "Dancing Hall" and the "Hevisi Mandapaya" or the "Drummers' Hall". The Drummers' Hall has drawn the attention of visitors to the site, due to the splendid wood carvings of its ornate pillars and its high pitched roof.
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  • This is one of my favourite place. The temple was built by King Vikramabahu III, since 14th century, dedicated to Kataragama deviyo (a deity who is believed to be very powerful in Sri Lanka). There... 
    This is one of my favourite place. The temple was built by King Vikramabahu III, since 14th century, dedicated to Kataragama deviyo (a deity who is believed to be very powerful in Sri Lanka). There...  more »
  • The small wooden temple is a very interesting place and if you go early in the morning, you can enjoy it almost alone and have enough time to admire the different designs of each column, so unique! 
    The small wooden temple is a very interesting place and if you go early in the morning, you can enjoy it almost alone and have enough time to admire the different designs of each column, so unique!  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful place to visit around Pilimathalawa area.. whole building has made with wooden supplies.. This is a Buddhist religious place with bunch of wooden carvings and wood works.
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