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Lankatilaka

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Lankatilaka

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The shrine is built on the summit of the rock Panhalgala in the village of Rabbegamuwa, approximately 12 km. from the Peradeniya Bridge. It can be reached from two directions, from the Colombo-Kandy Road and from the Gampola-Kandy Road. Lankatilaka, is wi ...

Galmaduwa Viharaya

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A short turn off from the Kundasala Road just outside of Kandy and you will come upon a strange sight: the unfinished Vihara of Galmaduwa. Traditionally ascribed to King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe, it is said that while this building was being completed the ki ...

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Vihara

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In the lovely valley of Lewella in the salubrious climes of Kandy are two temples recognized as treasure troves of central Kandyan art heritage. The two temples can be visited within a few minutes from each other. Recently we were fortunate to visit th ...

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, ...

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WARANA RAJAMAHA VIHARA

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Warana is a majestic, rocky mountain close to Veyangoda, off the Colombo-Kandy road at the Thihariya junction. From Thihariya junction off Nittambuwa, this winding mountain road leads to Kalagedihena where it runs through sprawling rice fields interlaced ...

VELGAM VEHERA

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VELGAM VEHERA

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Some ten miles North West of Trincomalee off the Trincomalee - Horowupothana road, is an ancient Buddhist shrine with origins dating back to the years before the second century. I first visited this shrine in 1975 in the company of a villager from the ...

TANTIRIMALE RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA

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Tantirimale temple is situated slightly away from the preserved historical site not to harm the priceless ruins. There are about 10 monks in the temple. There is a Pirivena (an institute which teaches Buddhism) in the temple and the novice monks and the v ...

SOMAWATHIYA CHAITYA

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The Somawathiya Chaitya[1] is situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Chaitya premises is called the Somawathiya Rajamaha Viharaya.[2][3] The Somawathiya Chaitya[4] is located within the Somawathiya National Park[5] on the left bank of ...

SERUVILA MANGALA RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA

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Seruwawila Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple in Trincomalee district in Eastern Province, which is among the sixteen or seventeen holiest Buddhist shrines (Solosmasthana) in Sri Lanka. It was built during the reign of King Kavant ...

RIDI VIHARAYA

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RIDI VIHARAYA

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Ridi Viharaya lies about 20 kilometres away from the ancient kingdom of Kurunegala in a small village called Ridi Gama. This temple is believed to be built by King Dutugemunu in the 2nd century BCE, as a memorial to the place where he found a silver (Ridi ...

RAS VEHERA (SASSERUWA) BUDDHA STATUE

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This is a colossal statue of Buddha lying close the famous Aukana statue, but not as popular. This statue is called Ras Vehera as well as Sasseruwa (or Sas-seruwa). The height of this statue is recorded as 39 feet 3 inches but according to the chief pries ...

MALIGAWILA BUDDHA STATUE

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Giant free standing Buddha statue of statue Maligawila is carved out of a single limestone rock and stands about 14.5 metres high. This is the tallest free standing Buddha image in the country. This statue is thought to be done by a prince called Aggabodh ...

DAMBEGODA BODHISATTVA STATUE

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This is thought to be the image of the Maithree Natha Bodhisattva, sometimes known as Avalokitheswara Bodhisattva. This image is also known as Dambegoda Bodhisattva statue. Just left of the stairway to the Bodhisattva statue stands a protected inscrip ...

THE NAWAGAMUWA VIHARA

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Among the archaeologically significant sites in the Colombo District, Nawagamuwa Devale is important as a historic place of worship. Legend has it that the origin of this Pattini Devale close to the Kelani river goes back to the early Anuradhapura period. ...

KADURUGODA BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN JAFFNA

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Among the Buddhist places in Yapa Pattana (Jaffna) Kadurugoda Viharaya or Kantarodai holds an important place in Sri Lanka's history. This temple is located on the Hunugama (Chunnakam) - Minipe (Manipai) road about 02 KMs from Hunugama. The first archaeol ...

DOWA CAVE TEMPLE

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DOWA CAVE TEMPLE

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Dowa Cave Temple is located 6km from Bandarawela. Placed amidst the hills, the historic cave temple complex was once the sanctuary for King Valagamba. The temple has a beautiful ornamental gateway. It has a 38 ft Buddha image sculptured from a single rock ...

DIMBULAGALA RAJA MAHA VIHARA

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The Dimbulagala range is said to house a number of caves cut into the rock with Brahmi inscriptions over their drip ledges as proving their antiquity. This forest hermitage of medieval times and holy abode since time immemorial, home to some of the most v ...

DAMBAKOLA PATUNA VIHARAYA

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Dambakola Patuna or Jambukola Patuna is an ancient port in the north of Jaffna which was used during pre Christian times. After Arahant Mahinda brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka in 250BC, his sister, Theri Sanghamitta arrived in Sri Lanka with a Sacred Bo Sap ...

BUDDANGALA MONASTERY

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This Sri Lanka's oldest monastery (Buddangala) is situated in a mountain over 500 feet high. The Dagoba has been enshrined with the relics of Buddha and his two leading monks Seriyuth and Mugalan's remains. King Saddatissa (brother of Great king Dutugemun ...

BELLANWILA RAJAMAHA VIHARAYA

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Miraculous and marvellous temple referred to as the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya, with a heritage of glorious history, stands out as the most historic and significant among the many temples in the island today. Situated on Dehiwala - Maharagama road about ...

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