Panavitiya Ambalama is an ambalama situated in Sri Lanka. An ambalama is a place constructed for pilgrims, traders and travelers to rest. Panavitiya Ambalama is a place famous for wood carving.
Panavitiya Ambalama is situated near Narammala in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka . To reach it, one must travel about 4 km along a small road away from the main road.
It is said that this was built during the 18th Century. It is believed that the ambalama is situated to the side of a footpath from Dambadeniya to Kurunegala and Yapahuwa. This is conserved by Archaeological Department, Sri Lanka.
The ambalama is constructed on four large stone slabs, about a feet in height, to prevent damage from termites. Wooden pillars support the roof. Nine inner wooden pillars of about 6 feet in height are exquisitely carved. But the 19 outer wooden pillars are not carved so well.
Carvings like Gajasinghe Katayama, Hansa Puttuwa, flower designs and sculptures of dancers could be seen. Other than that, carvings about day to day life can also be found. Many wood carvings that could be seen in Embekka Devalaya could also be seen here
Things To Do : Pilgrimage, photography, sightseeing, caving
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