Reclining Buddha statue destroyed by treasure hunters at the Bambaragasthalawa Caves inside Kumana

Bambaragasthalawa Naga Pabbata Monastery Ruins in Kumana (බඹරගස්තලාව නාග පබ්බත විහාරය)

The extensive ruins at Bambaragasthalawa consist of several caves with drip ledges hewn on the brow of the entrance. According to a pre-christian cave inscription on one of the caves, its original name has been Nakapavatha. Therefore Nicholas has been concluded that this monastery is probably the Naga Pabbata Viharaya built by King Gotabhaya, ruler of the Rohana kingdom very early in the 2nd century BCE.

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