|Nikasala Forest Hermitage|
නිකසල ආරණ්ය සේනාසනය
Entrance to the Vihara
|Province||North Western Province, Sri Lanka|
|Location||Kanduboda, Moragane, Panduwasnuwara|
Nikasala Aranya Senasanaya or Nikasala Forest Hermitage (Sinhalaː නිකසල ආරණ්ය සේනාසනය) is an ancient Cave temple in Panduwasnuwara DS, Sri Lanka. The temple is situated at Dematawakanda in Kanduboda-Moragane Village, about 5 km (3.1 mi) far from the ancient kingdom of Panduwasnuwara. The monastery has been formally recognised by the Government as an archaeological site in Sri Lanka. The designation was declared on 6 July 2007 under the government Gazette number 1505.
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