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Maha Kebiliththa Devalaya – මහ කැබිලිත්ත දේවාලය

Maha Kabiliththa Devalaya

Maha Kebiliththa Devalaya is small shrine deep inside the block IV of the Yala National Park. The general belief is that that Deity Kataragama spends most of his time at tranquil Kebiliththa in meditation.

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Okanda Devalaya – ඔකඳ දේවාලය

Okanda Valli Amma Devale at the top of the Rock

For the devotees traveling on the annual Kataragama Pada Yathra, Okanda is the last gathering point before entering the unforgiving jungle of Kumana and then Yala where they would continue their weeks long walk towards the Katragagama Devalaya.

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Lahugala Kitulana National Park – ලාහුගල කිතුලාන ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Lahugala Kitulana National Park

Size 1,554 hectares Main attraction Large herds of Elephants, Deer, Wild boar, Bear, Birds and Fish The Lahugala Park was initially declared a sanctuary on 1 st July 1966 and then upgraded to a national park on 1 st October

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Bambaragasthalawa [2] – කුමන වන මැද සැතපෙන බුදුරුව [Si]

Ruins of Bambaragasthalawa Naga Pabbata Monastery - Kumana

  අලි ඇතුන්, කුළු මීමුන්, වල් ඌරන්, වලසුන්, දිවියන් වැනි භයානක වන සතුන් රජයන මහා වනාන්තරයයි. බැලූ බැලූ හැම අතකම පෙනෙන්නේ අහසට අත් දිගු කරගත් විසල් ගස් කොළන්ය. පල බරින් යුත් මොර, පලූ වැනි ගස්ද නම් නොදන්නා තවත් විවිධ වනගත

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Bambaragasthalawa Naga Pabbata Monastery Ruins in Kumana – බඹරගස්තලාව නාග පබ්බත විහාරය

Ruins of Bambaragasthalawa Naga Pabbata Monastery - Kumana

The destination was Bambaragasthalawa in Kumana. I was part of a five-member group on this journey. After a hectic nine-hour drive from Colombo, in our Mitsubishi 4DR5 jeep, we approached the Kumana National Park. The sound of a bell was

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Muhudu Maha Viharaya at Pottuvil – පොතුවිල් මුහුදු මහා විහාරය

Muhudu Maha Viharaya - Pottuvil

It is said that Pottuvil Muhudu Maha Viharaya is the place where Queen Vihara Maha Devi and her entourage were washed ashore and not at Kirinda.

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Mani Naga Pabbatha Viharaya [2] – Bold father and son pair refuse to let Sasthrawela temple die

Sastrawela Mani Naga Pabbatha Viharaya

Hundreds of miles to the east, buried in vengeful jungle, is a historic Buddhist shrine. Few, if any devotees, worship there. Fearful of the bear, leopard and wild elephant, nobody lives in the surrounding areas. The only footsteps on the

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Sastrawela Mani Naga Pabbatha Viharaya – සාස්ත්‍රවෙල මනිනාග පබ්බත විහාරය

Sastrawela Mani Naga Pabbatha Viharaya

An important ruin remaining at Sastrawela which gives a glimpse of those prosperous times is Mani Naga Pabbatha Viharaya which is said to date back to the time of King Mahanaga, the first King of Ruhuna.

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Magul Maha Viharaya [3] – History and wilderness on road to East

Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya

For the traveller, the ceasefire has afforded many possibilities since the roads to the North and East of the island have been thrown open to adventure and are ready to be explored. As such, in February we decided to take

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Magul Maha Viharaya – Lahugala [2]

Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya

The day was bright and the sea a glittering turquoise blue with a strong wind sweeping over it. Some people standing on a beach saw an object shining with the rays of the sun being tossed to and fro by

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Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya – ලාහුගල මගුල් මහා විහාරය

Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya

Lahugala Magul Maha Viharaya is said to be built by King Kavanthissa in the 2nd Century BC on the location where the King married the pricecess Vihara Maha Devi.

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Lahugala Kota Vehera – ලාහුගල කොටවෙහෙර

Lahugala Kota Vehera

Lahugala Kota Vehera has also been known as Kota Pabbatha, Kotagala Vehera and Lahugala Chethiya (Stupa). This complex is also said the have the largest image house ever found in the Rununa.

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Kudumbigala Monastery [2]

Kudumbigala Monastery

Panam Pattuwa is one of the most neglected areas of the Eastern Province. Kudumbigala, which is located in the Panam Pattuwa, is a hundred times worse. There is a thick jungle covering thousands of acres. No road worth its name

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Kudumbigala Monastery – කුඩුම්බිගල වන සෙණසුන

Kudumbigala Monastery

Kudumbigala Monastery lies eleven miles from Panama and seventeen miles away from the Kumana Village. Kudumbigala monastic complex was built in 246 BC, during the time of King Devanampiyatissa. It was first established as a refuge for the Buddhist monks

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