Gadaladeniya viharaya / temple was built by Bhuwanekhabahu IV and completed in the saaka year 1266 which is 1344 A.D. the chief architect was Ganesvaracari, a south Indian. The temple is thus essentially of south Indian designs with a Devale attached to it.
The main shrine has all the features of a Patimaghara or image house with Mandapa., Antarala and a Garbhagrha or sanctum. The Devale and the Dig-ge are to its right and project from the Mandapa, and the deity worshipped there is described as Devaraja. Identified today as Visnu. But he must have been known as Upulvan.
Gadaladeniya Rajamaha Viharaya, Daulagala-Pilimathalawa Road, Sri Lanka
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