The Mount View Holiday Bungalow

Four Devales

Four Devalaya in the city have a long association with the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

  • Natha Devalaya 

 

Natha Devalaya  which is directly faces the Temple of the Tooth Relic is the oldest of these. It has being identified as the oldest building in Kandy which is dates back to the 14th century. This was built by the King Vickramabahu III according to the Sinhala architecture style called “gedige”. Natha Devalaya  shrines the Mahayana Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Two stupas are there in the Devalaya  premises.

  • Vishnu Devalaya 

Vishnu Devalaya  which is also known as the Maha Devalaya  is situated in front of the main gate of the Natha Devalaya  across the road.

  • Kataragama Devalaya 

In the Hindu Triad, the shrine of the Kataragama or Skanda is the son of god Siva. This is situated in the Kotugodelle Vidiya which dates back to the 16th            century.          

  •    Paththini Devalaya

The Paththini Devalaya which is at least four centuries old is situated to the west of the Natha Devalaya . This is well known for curing infectious diseases.