The Embekka Dewalaya was built by the King Vikramabahu III during the Gampola Era. It is located in Udunuwara in Kandy District. The Embekka devalawa is dedicated to the worship of Katharagama Deviyo.
The Embekka Dewalaya is mostly famous for its wood carvings. UNESCO has identified the wood carvings on the pillars as the finest to be found in any part of the world.