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Pokunuwita Rajamaha Viharaya – පොකුණුවිට රජමහා විහාරය

Pokunuwita Rajamaha Viharayaya

It was raining. But fortunately our destination the Pokunuwita Rajamaha Viharaya was easily accessible. The Temple buildings were beautifully placed at different levels on a rock cliff. We walked up the slight incline to reach the old shrine room. We

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Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya [2]

Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya

The Pathahawatte Rajamaha Viharaya is another pleasant drive away from the Horana town. According to tradition, this temple was constructed by Prince Alagokkonara Alageshwara. It is also believed that this site was originally the palace of King Parakramabahu VI. According

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Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya – පතහවත්ත රජමහා විහාරය

Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya

The temple now known as Sri Pushkararama Rajamaha Viharaya at Pathahawatte, Kothalawela is certainly an important piece of Raigampura Heritage – and not just for its religious significance. Reachable by taking the right turn at ‘Kotalawela junction’ – near the

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Lenawara Rajamaha Viharaya [2] – A historically important temple

Akerawita Lenawara Vihara

There was a hint of rain in the air as we drove into the spacious garden of the Lenawara Raja Maha Vihara in Akerawita. The drive way was through an old decorated cement bridge, built over the paddy- fields that

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Lenawara Rajamaha Viharaya at Akarawita – ලෙනවර රජමහා විහාරය

Akerawita Lenawara Vihara

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. We decided to visit the Lenawara Rajamaha Viharaya situated just outside Horana Town. The road leading to Horana from Panadura is a pleasant drive and its rural atmosphere is in fact a pleasant surprise.

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Pahiyangala [4] – A wonderful creation of Mother Nature

Pahiyangala, the largest cave in Asia, is situated at Bulathsinhala in the Kalutara District. It is a two hour drive from Colombo through the Piliyandala-Horana Road and covers a distance of about 40 Km. The road is motorable up to

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Pahiyangala [3] – a valuable archaeological discovery

For a person seeking excitement and adventure, the ideal place to visit is Pahiyangala where there are caves, tunnels and human skeletons of a by- gone era. The cave we visited is situated at Bulathsinghala, 150 km. from Colombo. The

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Pahiyangala [2] – The Legendary Rock Cave

Yatigama is a little village in Bulathsinhala just a two-hour drive from Colombo. Yet few are aware that in this hamlet is a cave belonging to the stoneage period dating back more than thirty thousand years, and known to be

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