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Ras Vehera [4] – The Sasseruwa Buddha statue

Ras Vehera (Sesuruwa) Buddha Statue

One of Sri Lanka’s most curious archaeological puzzles concerns the history of the two massive statues of the Buddha located within 11 kilometres of each other in the North Central Province. They are so similar – in some ways at

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Ras Vehera [3] – The lesser colossus of Sasseruwa

Ras Vehera (Sesuruwa) Buddha Statue

Many are the pilgrims and tourists that make their way to Aukana to worship at the feet of s colossal image of the Buudha or simply to gaze in awe at the giant image carved out of the living rock.

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Ras Vehera [2] – The Ancient Splendour of Saseruwa

Ras Vehera (Sesuruwa) Buddha Statue

The cries of birds and laughing thrushes filled the morning air as I followed the partly gravel road which was lined on either side by shrub jungle, paddyfield and chena to Rasseruwa rock cave temple where the first colossus of

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Ras Vehera (Sesuruwa) Buddha Statue – රැස්වෙහෙර සස්සේරුව විහාර සංකීර්ණය

Ras Vehera Statue - Ras Vehera (Sesuruwa) Buddha Statue

This is a colossal statue of Buddha lying close the famous Awkana statue, but not as popular. This statue is called Ras Vehera as well as Sasuruwa (or Sas-seruwa). The height of this statue is recorded as 39 feet 3

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