The Kandy Esala Perahera 2021

Kandy Esala Perahera 2021 in Sri Lanka

Kandy Esala Perahera is located in the Central Province. Kandy is a popular tourist destination both locally and internationally. Kandy is the second-largest city in Sri Lanka. After, the capital city of Colombo and located about 3 hours from Colombo. It was the home of the last monarchy in Sri Lanka. It was declared a […]

Poson Full Moon Poya Day

Poson Full Moon Poya Day

Poson Full Moon Poya Day is celebrated in the 3rd century BC to commemorate the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. This festival of historical and religious significance was celebrated by Buddhists all over the island. For Buddhists, this hallowed day of Poson is second only to Vesak in terms of importance. Although Poson is […]

Velgam Vehera Buddhist Temple

dagaba in velgam vehera buddhist temple photo

History of Velgam Vehera Buddhist Temple Velgam Vehera Buddhist temple is situated in Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka. Gonagamthota was an aboriginal settlement of the first Sinhalese in the country. It is popularly known among the Sinhalese as Trincomalee. Velgama is one of the earliest colonies, to begin with. Velgam Vehera is an ancient shrine built […]

Dhowa Rock Temple (Dhowa Rajamaha Viharaya)

Dhowa Rock Temple

Dhowa Rock Temple is Situated on a beautiful hillside on the Badulla – Bandarawela road. The Dhowa Raja Maha Viharaya is an enlightening Buddhist center built about 2000 years ago. The specialty here is that the temples are designed in a way that does not harm the built physical environment. History states that the place […]

Bak Full Moon Poya Day

Bak Full Moon Poya Day

Bak Full Moon Poya Day is a National Holiday in Sri Lanka. It usually falls in April. This Poya commemorates the second visit of the Supreme Buddha to Sri Lanka in the fifth year of his Supreme Enlightenment. According to the ancient chronicles of the Mahavamsa, he saw a hostile atmosphere between the two factions […]

Hindagala Raja Maha Viharaya

Hindagala Raja Maha Viharaya

The Hindagala Raja Maha Viharaya is located on a rock along Galaha Road near the University Campus in Peradeniya. The history of the temple dates back to the 6th century. In the middle of the ruined temple paintings of the 6th century, paintings can be seen on the walls of the temples belonging to different […]

Isinbassagala Raja Maha Viharaya

Isinbassagala Raja Maha Viharaya

Isinbassagala Rajamaha Viharaya is a unique temple located on a rock. According to the legend, there are various ways in which this land got this unique name. It is also known as the “Isiwarun Bassa gala” due to the supernatural powers of the Isivars descending on this rock. It is believed that Isivarun Bassa gala […]

Madin Full Moon Poya Day in Sri Lanka

Madin Full Moon Poya Day

Madin Full Moon Poya is marked as a public holiday in Sri Lanka. Every full moon is a public holiday in Sri Lanka. Each full moon has its own name and is a day to celebrate major events in Buddhism. This full moon day is called Poya. The full moon day in the month of […]

Reswehera Buddha Statue

This statue is also known as “Sasseruwa” and is located at a distance of about 16 km from the Aukana statue. This work of art, which looks unfinished at first glance, is 5 inches taller than the Aukana statue, according to the book “Brohier Dutu Lanka”. The Ras Vehera Buddha statue is carved out of […]

Awukana Buddha Statue

Awukana Buddha Statue

According to the chronicles, the history of the creation of Buddha statues in Sri Lanka dates back to BC. It can be pointed out that the day of the 2nd Pethis king of the third century began. According to R. L. Brohier’s book “Seeing Ceylon”, the Aukana Buddha statue and the Ras Vehera Buddha statue […]

Ranagala Raja Maha Viharaya

Ranagala Raja Maha Viharaya

Ranagala Rajamaha Viharaya is a devalaya located at a popular ancient crossroads connecting Siriwardanapura, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, and Kandy. Lying on a rocky outcrop called Viharagala, surrounded by paddy fields, the Devalaya you see today is a modern temple except for a few remnants of the ancient past. About 500 meters in front of the entrance […]

Gurulupotha Sita Kotuwa (Seetha Kotuwa)

Gurulupotha Sita Kotuwa (Seetha Kotuwa)

Sita Kotuwa or Sita Mata’s Court is an archeological site located directly in the Sri Lanka Ramayana Mawatha at Hasalaka Gurulupotta in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Sita Kotuwa in Gurupotha Hasalaka is believed to be the place where Princess Sita was detained by King Rawana. Sita Mata’s courtyard is a beautiful remote place […]

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