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Tiruketeeswaram Kovil – Mannar

Tiruketeeswaram Kovil – Mannar

Tiruketeeswaram is an ancient Hindu temple in Manthota, about seven miles north of the Mannar Town. According to legend, it was at this ancient temple that Kethu Bhagavan worshiped Lord Siva. Hence the shrine acquired the name of Tiruketeeswaram. This

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Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya – තන්තිරිමලේ රජමහා විහාරය

Samadhi Statue Photo by : nade gura photos licensed under : CC BY-SA 3.0

The Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya  is now surrounded by huge boulders and thick forest covers. One could only imagine what the monastery had looked like nearly 2300 years ago but the peace and serenity still prevails. Built in the Third Century BC

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Isinbassagala Ruwangiri Rajamaha Viharaya – ඉසින්බැස්සගල රුවන්ගිරි රජමහා විහාරය

medawachchiya Isinbassagala Ruwangiri Rajamaha Viharaya

Traveling 1.4 kilometres (0.9 miles) passing the small town of Medawachchiya on the A9 (Kandy-Jaffna) highway, u will come across this beautiful stupa situated on top of a large rock and a name board claiming the name of “Isinbassagala”. The name loosely translate to “the rock that the sage came from”.

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Handagala Kanda Ancient Cave Temple – හඳගලකන්ද ලෙන් විහාරය

The rocky hill on which the cave temple existed rises to a height of 300 feet

A lesser known place that lay mostly in ruins today is situated in a serene forest-clad area in a village called Ratmalgahawewa 22 miles north-east of Anuradhapura. This sacred site called Handagala cave temple could be reached by proceeding about two miles from Ratmalgahawewa junction on the Kebitigollewa road and continuing westwards for another two miles.

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