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Amila Wickramarachchi is a Food & Travel blogger who writes both Food Corner and this travel blog.She resides in Singapore.

The historic temple at Thalagama was located at a distance about a kilometer from Warakapola, or less than 1 km from Ambepussa Railway station.

This cave temple is built by King Walagamba on a beautiful mountain top. The cell stones scripts, steps made of rocks, dagaba are festinating

The temple is consisted with three levels.

The sangawasaya, Dharma shalawa and other general buildings used by bhikku are located at the lower level

The house of statues (vihara) & Bodhi (sacred Bo tree) were located at the second level
A stepped path was there to reach the second. The houses of statues were built using rock caves few centuries ago

A Sri Pada can be seen in the second level

The most important part was the Pagoda built to imitate the famous pagoda at Sanchi-India. There was a stepped path to the third level which was located not less than 200ft from the second.
A Gal kema (rock based pond) and an inscription stone (sel lipi) were also there

Sri Lanka – My motherland is blessed with natural beauty.Not easy to describe how beautiful the country is.But it is lush with greenary & rivers around the country.

Ruwanweli Seya built in the 2nd century B.C. by King Dutugamunu in Sri Lanka. This dagaba or Stupa is a dome or relic chamber which is build over sacred relics of the Buddha

 

Ruwanwali saya - Sri Lanka

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The Hatadage is in Polonnaruwa,is built for the same purpose, to protect the sacred Tooth Relic.
There are three Buddha images at the back end of the temple .

Water Lily or ‘Olu’ as we call it in Sinhalese is a native flower of Sri Lanka.

Olu Start blooming at 10 p.m. and close at 11 am .

The Temple of Tooth Relic -Sri Lanka (Sri Dalada Maligawa)
The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) is situated in Kandy,Sri Lanka. The Sacred tooth relic of the Lord Budda is the most venerated object of worshiping for Buddhists.  Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country.
The Temple of Tooth Relic
The Temple of Tooth Relic

 

The Temple of Tooth Relic -Sri Lanka (Sri Dalada Maligawa)
Paintings inside the temple
Paintings of The Temple of Tooth Relic -Sri Lanka

 

 

 Next to the Temple of Tooth Relic is Archaeological Museum.This is another place to visit if you visit Kandy or the Temple of Tooth Relic.

Samadhi Pilimaya is located at mahamewna  Uyana,Anuradhapura ,Sri Lanka
This Limestone statue of Lord Buddha  is shown Lord Buddha in the serene state of Samadhi.Kindness of Lord Buddha flows through the half closed eyes.
some think the expression change as the sun’s light moves across it. It is roofed to protect form the weather

After Arahat Mahinda introduced Buddhism during the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (307-267 BC), in the Sri Lanka’s ancient sacred capital, Anuradhapura, the king built the Maha Vihara, a temple and residence for the monks, after dedicating the Nandana and Mahamega royal pleasure gardens to the Maha Sangha.
The earliest monument found in Sri Lanka is the ‘Stupa,’ which is described as a hemispherical dome surmounted with a spire (‘kotha’). During the time of Emperor Asoka, numerous ‘stupas’ were built at hallowed sites in India. In these were enshrined relics of the Buddha which people venerated. When it was observed that there were no Buddha relics in Sri Lanka, the king, on Arahat Mahinda’s suggestion, appealed to Emperor Asoka to send some relics. He responded to the king’s request and sent the right collarbone relic of the Buddha.

King Devanam Piya Tissa built the Thuparama dagaba to enshrine this relic. This was thus the oldest stupa built in Sri Lanka. Originally it was in the shape of a heap of paddy but as restorations were done in later years, it took the form as seen today. It has a diameter of 59 feet 6 inches (18.14 m) at the base. As the name suggests, Thuparama comprised a ‘stupa’ and an ‘arama,’ a residential complex. Ruins of such a complex can be seen within an area of over 3 acres (12,000 m2) around the ‘stupa.’
(From wikipedia)
Thuparamaya Dagaba -Sri Lanka

Thuparamaya Dagaba -Sri Lanka

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