Tag: Kekirawa

Kokabe Archaeological Reserve and Megalithic Burial Ground – කොක්එබේ (කොක්ඇබේ) පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

Monastic Ruins of Kokabe

Kokabe Archaeological Reserve has been dated to pre christian era and lies off the beaten track far way from civilization and pilgrim routes in the jungles off Horowpathana.

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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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Kotagala Piyangalu Raja Maha Viharaya – කොටගල පියන්ගලු රජමහා විහාරය

Kotagalu Sri Piyangalu Raja Maha Viharaya

After traveling 12 kilometers to Kekirawa and another 12 kilometers to Dambulla from Kekirawa in the District of Anuradhapura, Kotagala Sri Piyangalu Raja Maha Viharaya can be seen.

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Jathika Namal Uyana [4] – The Secret Garden in Dambulla

Jathika Namal Uyana

March 28 marks the 11th anniversary of the Jathika Namal Uyana (National Naa Park) in Dambulla, Galkiriyagama. In 1991, a solitary monk made his ashram in this ancient site then encroached by the dense forest. Eleven years after it was

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Jathika Namal Uyana [3] – North-Central Garden of Eden

Jathika Namal Uyana

The Jathika Namal Uyana is at its best in spring – when the Na trees spanning 260 acres burst into full bloom and the earth is covered with a carpet of white petals.

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Jathika Namal Uyana [2] – Place of Environmental, Geographical and Archaeological Importance

Jathika Namal Uyana

  Most of you may have heard of the Namal Uyana, while some of you may have even visited this important ecological area. The protected area known as the Namal Uyana is situated in the village of Madatugama, on the

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Kinihiri Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya – කිනිහිරිකන්ද රජ මහා විහාරය

Kinihirikanda Rajamaha Viharaya

The Kinihiri Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya is located inside a triangle of three World Heritage Sites ( 52 km from Anuradhapura , 42 km from the Polonnaruwa, and 20 km from the Dambulla). It is only 15 km from another World

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The Mystic Ruins of Divulwewa – දිවුල්වැව ආරණ්‍යය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

The Samadi Statue of Divulwewa

On getting closer to the statue one wonders whether you are at Mahamvueuna Uyana in Anuradhapura because the world famous Buddha statue that had moved the hearts and minds of thousands of pilgrims appear before you all of a sudden. But this is not Mahamevuuna Uyana. But this is Divulwewa Monastery of Horowpathana.

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Budugehinna Rajamaha Viharaya – බුදුගේහින්න නාග මහා විහාරය

The main image house of Budugehinna Rajamaha Viharaya

– The Temple That Is Called Punchi Dambulla Len Viharaya – Budugehinna Rajamaha Viharaya, locally better known as the “Punchi Dambulla Len Viharaya” due its resemblance to the popular Dambulla Cave Temple, lies 14 km off the Galewela town. The temple

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Aukana (Avukana) Buddha Statue – අවුකන බුද්ධ ප්‍රතිමාව

Aukana (Awkana) Buddha Statue

The Aukana Buddha colossus in stone is also easily accessible through the Mahaweli System H, at Galnewa. This Aukana Buddha statue is 46-feet high, resting on a fine lotus stone pedestal.

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