Dedicated to Saman, the god of Sri Pada (Adams peak) this Devale goes back to a remote period. The shrine itself is small and windowless. Within are two wooden presses one containing a figure of Saman and the other Visnu. The Devale stands on a mass of bare granite which rises a few feet above the surrounding land. Close to Devale was Viharaya which was burnt down by British soldiers.
Alawathugoda Devale, during the kandyan period was a place of sanctity whither litigants went to swear an oath or undergo ordeals. The Devale conducts an Asala Perahara annually.
Alawathugoda Saman Devalaya, Alawatugoda Road, Sri Lanka
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