Upon entering on to the moonstone, the visitor is expected climb seven steps There s/he finds
the Mahawahalkada or grand gate. According to Kandy architectural tradition, the devotee is
expected to enter a religious premise through an arch-shape door. The structure in this case is
roofed and spacious enough to accommodate door keepers. On the top of the construction are
three pinnacles. The structure is reinforced with a heavily thickened wall.