Rakkhiththakanda Rajamaha Viharaya at Karandagolla – කරඳගොල්ල රක්ඛිත්තකන්ද රජමහා විහාරය

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Kandyan Era statues at Rakkhiththakanda Rajamaha Viharaya at Karandagolla

Kandyan Era statues at Rakkhiththakanda Rajamaha Viharaya at Karandagolla
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Rakkhiththakanda Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient cave temple rarely visited by the average traveler. The temple lies 2 km off the picturesque Ella – Wellawaya Road in the area known as Karandagolla.

This cave temple believed to be built by king Walagamba (89-77 BC) now carries signs of Kandyan Era renovations.  Today this cave temple consists of elegant paintings of Kanyan Era. The British influence during this era can be clearly seen on these painting. At the top of the entrance to the cave temple lies The British royal symbol and a painting of the queen and among the cave paintings you could see two hand shaking hands.

Only one priest resides in this remote temple now.

 

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Route from Bandarawela to Rakkhiththakanda Rajamaha Viharaya at Karandagolla

Through : Ella
Distance :26 km
Travel time :  45 minutes
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