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

Gal Viharaya (Uththararamaya) is another remains of Polonnaruwa, World Heritage Site
There are four statues of Lord Buddha carved out of same rock.To one side of this reclining Buddha stands a 7 metre Buddha, in a rare pose with crossed arms. Another smaller statue of Buddha sits in deep meditation, while a fourth figure is set into a cave cut in the rock wall.

It is popular as Gal Viharaya but this site has been identified as Uttararama built by King Parakramabahu the Great 1153 – 1186 a.d.
There had been individual shrine rooms for the images. The walls of central cave shrine is with some ancient paintings.

Also there is an inscription  & it is popularly known as ‘Katikawatha’ of King Parakramabahu the Great, which contains the details of the code of discipline enforced on the Monks

This temple is a great example of Sri Lanka’s Proud History.

Where ever country we live,this is the beverage we all Sri Lankans love to.That is  CEYLON TEA.

Tea production in Sri Lanka, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea and the industry is one of the country’s main sources of foreign exchange and a significant source of income for laborers, with tea accounting for 15% of the GDP, generating roughly $700 million annually. In 1995 Sri Lanka was the world’s leading exporter of tea, (rather than producer) with 23% of the total world export, but it has since been surpassed by Kenya

The Vatadage or the Circular relic house was probably built in the 7th century and later renovated and reconstructed by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196). In the center is a small Stupa and on the four sides, there are beautifully carved Buddha statues. These statues are different to what is normally found. The robe is flat, which is unusual and there are no curly locks of hair on the head. The roof had been supported by two rows of stone pillars around the Stupa. None of the pillars are visible today. But the pillars outside the walls are still intact

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.

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