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Jaffna | Nagadeepa Purana Raja Maha Viharaya

Nagadeepa Purana Raja Maha Viharaya

Graced by the presence of Lord Buddha on his second visit to Sri Lanka merely five years after attaining enlightment to make peace between two warring Naga Kings, Nagadeepa Purana Raja MahaViharaya is among the sixteen most venerated Buddhist pilgrim locations in the island.

The temple situated in the island of Nagadeepawhich is 30 km from Jaffna on road and another 15 minutes in a ferry attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year despite its extreme location. The road from Jaffna takes travelers as far as Pungudutivu and the ferry conveys them to Nagadeepa from Jetty Kurikadduvan in the far end of the Pungudutivu Island

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