Naipena Viharaya - Vishnu Devala (number 4)
Devala has been a place of worship for God Vishnu by the Hindus. Unlike other
Devalas in the areas this has been built by bricks and today only the stone
pillars remain of this building. A carving which represented a cobra with seven
heads has made this site popular as the “Naipena Viharaya”. Naipena
simply means head of the cobra. Even though many images of Hindu gods have been
found in the site no image of God Vishnu hasn’t been found.
February 12, 2007