Muhudu Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated at Pottuvil in Ampara District, Eastern province of Sri Lanka. This temple is next to a beach and was built over 2000 years ago by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna. The temple is known for ruins and remains of ancient stupas, Seema Malaka, Avasa Geya and statues that attract visitors from all over the world.
Being a Buddhist temple, the most famous figures in the temple are that of Lord Buddha. There are other stone statues of famous Gods and kings in the temple. The temple owned about 264 acres of land during the British rule and was gazetted in 1965. Later the land shrunk down to 30 acres with over 200 acres grabbed by Muslim rulers. Due to the rising terrorism driving out the Sinhalese from the eastern area, this land was left unchecked, and now it spans only 3 acres. This temple surprisingly was not harmed by the tsunami that hit in 2004
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