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  Akarawita Lenawara Raja Maha Vihara
  The temple is known to be the only place in the island which could boast of a natural elephant kraal. Elephant kraals were used to trap wild jumbos for domestication. ...
  Aluvihare
  A rock-cave shelter where Buddhist monks in Valagamba‚Äôs reign wrote the Thripitaka in Pali on Ola leaves as indicated on the cave in Sinhala. The epic reign of king Valagamba (104-77 B.C.) would go into the annals of the Buddhist ...
  Arankele Monastery
  Huge trees, creepers and stone pillars scattered around Arankele speak of an intriguing civilisation, a bygone era, while rare species of insects, found in abundance, tell of a rich, biological heritage. However, Arankele is not an old kingdom or a palace ...
  Attanagalla Raja Maha Viharaya
  Attanagalla Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the most famous ancient royal temples in Sri Lanka. Attanagalla Royal temples is the primary one among its nine subordinate temples and is situated in Western Province, Sri Lanka, 28 miles northeast of Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. ...
  Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya
  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 two kilometres away from the ...
  Buddangala Monastery
  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 Dutugemunu) expanded this monastery....
  Dambakola Patuna Viharaya Kankasanturai
  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 Sapling one year later to this port. ...
  Dethis Pala Bodhi Locations
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  Dimbulagala Raja Maha Vihara
  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 valued fragments of early frescoes was called the Gunners Quoin by the British for some reason....
  Dowa Cave Temple
  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 and paintings belonging to the Kandyan era, depicting the Jataka stories...
  Kadurugoda Viharaya Jaffna
  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. ...
  Nawagamuwa Temple
  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....
  Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue
  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. ...
  Maligawila Buddha Statue
  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 Aggabodhi who ruled the "Rohana" region of Sri Lanka in the 7th century. ...
  Ras Vehera
  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 priest there its height...
  Ridi Viharaya
  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) ore mine which was used to finance the ...
  Seruvila Viharaya
  Some 30 kilometres south of Trincomalee on the coastal road from Trincomalee to Batticaloa, is an ancient temple which is one of the sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. Seruwila Raja Maha Vihara is also accessible from Kantale on the 45 kilometre long road from Kantale to Alla....
  Somawathiya
  The Somawathie Chaitya is located by the bank of the Mahaveli River within the Sanctuary named after it and nearly 20 km north east of Polonnaruwa. The flood plains of Mahaveli River have been inhibited by a large number of wild animals ranging from elephants, wild buffalo, deer and other grass-eating animals...
  Tantirimale
  Clusters of granite monoliths sprawling languorously on rocky beds....Statues and statuettes, some half done.... Bodhigaras...shrine rooms hoary with age whose vaulted interiors are dark as midnight.... These compose a massive Buddhist shrine sited in Maha Villachchi Korale of Anuradhapura district....
  Tantirimale Raja Maha Viharaya
  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 village children learn here. ...
  Velgam Vehera
  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....
  Warana Viharaya
  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 with coconut plantations. Looming over this is a ...
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