The Magul Vehera or Magul Maha Viharaya is one of the most recent archeological sites in Sri Lanka. While other historic ruins including the palatial sites of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa surround the ancient temple complex, the placement of its isolated location, makes Magul Vehera a peaceful and tranquil site. Although the Magul Viharaya is at times overlooked and on other occasion considered insignificant by many due to its recent discovery and unpopulated surroundings, the story behind it makes the temple popular among historians. This is mainly due to the fact that its origins challenge the traditional tale of Kirinde (another historical site in SL) and the history of the Island itself.
Still in a stage of discovery, archeologists work to unravel its mysteries. At the temple light a clay lamp and place white lotuses on the stone slab. You will come to realize that the stillness of the surrounding is broken only by a soft blowing. The motionless stone pillars create a labyrinth of shadows while the sunset draws brilliant patterns in the sky. The Magul Maha Viharaya, old and beautiful becomes a part of the descending night.