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Bahirawakanda is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°17′47″N 80°38′6″E / 7.29639°N 80.63500°E / 7.29639; 80.63500
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceCentral Province
DistrictKandy District
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time)

Bahirawakanda (Sinhala: බහිරවකන්ද) is a village in the centre of the Kandy, Sri Lanka. In Sinhala, Bahirawa Kanda translates to mountain of Bahirawa. According to Sri Lankan myths, Bahirawa is a sanguinary deity associated with earth and territory protection.[1]

It is known for the Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya, construction of which commenced in 1972, under the direction of Ven. Ampitiye Dammarama Thero. It was opened to the public on 1 January 1993, by President Ranasinghe Premadasa.[2]

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  1. ^ "Bahirawa: Legend of a dreaded demon". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  2. ^ "Bahirawakanda temple buddha Kandy monastery". Retrieved 2016-05-09.

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Coordinates: 7°18′N 80°37′E / 7.300°N 80.617°E / 7.300; 80.617