Dodanwala, also spelt Dodamwala or Dodanwela or Dodanvela and pronounced „dodang-vaele“, is located near Danthura to the west of Kandy. Similar to the Sacred City of Kandy, Dodanwala has a group of several sanctuaries for Hindu deities venerated by Sinhalese Buddhists, too. Such Sinhalese shrines are called Devalayas or Devales, in contrast to mainly Tamil places of worship, which are known as Kovils. In the case of the Dodanwala Devala, the temple was originally known as Nahimige Kovil. It is dedicated to a local god who has been identified with Vishnu since the Kandy period. The inner sanctum of this temple represents a very ancient form of worship, as similar to Wedda temples id contains no idol, no image of a god. But there are painted depictions of two Kandy kings.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka,