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Jaffna | Kadurugoda Temple

Kadurugoda Temple

Situated in Hunugama or Chunnakkam in Jaffna Peninsula, the Kadurugoda Temple is believed to be a part of an ancient large Buddhist Monastery and is held by some to be a site grace by Lord Buddha on his visit to SriLanka

First identified, excavated and recorded by Paul E Pieris in 1917 the temple site with ruins of sixty stupa believed to be containing the remaining of sixty arhants, whohave have been based at Pukuduthivu then known as Pulangu-Divaina and havepassed away of food poisoning.The earliest excavation had unearthed coins, beads, Buddha statues and coloured tiles of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa era. 

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