Muhudu Maha Vihara is a Buddhist temple. It is located in Pottuvil, Ampara District, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. This temple was built by King Kawantissa of Ruhuna 2000 years ago. At the time of the British rule, 264 acres were owned and when this place was gazetted in 1965 the land had shrunk to 30 acres and now only 3 acres remain.At the time of the British rule, 264 acres were owned and when this place was gazetted in 1965 the land had shrunk to 30 acres and now only 3 acres remain.
According to the ancient, Rajavaliya, after the catastrophe of Kelaniya was struck by a natural disaster in the second century BCE, Devi, the daughter of King Kelaniya, was cast to sea in a Golden Vessel to please the gods. This temple marks the landing place of Devi. She later became the chief wife of King Kavan Tissa of the Ruhuna Kingdom under the name Viharamadevi.
The ruins and ruins of ancient stupas, cemeteries, statues and statues can be seen at this place. Important ruins in the temple premises include stone statues of the Buddha and two statues of ancient kings or gods. Dagoba ruins are found at an elevated point on the beach. The ruins of a tower structure are found west of Dagoba. This structure looks like an image structure and the base of a Buddha statue of limestone can be found.