Saturday, July 6, 2019

Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya

Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya
Bambaragala Raja Maha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in the village of Waduwawa in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka.

History
The image house of Bambaragala temple contains paintings belonging to the Kandyan tradition. However, the existence of drip-ledged caves suggest that this temple has its roots extending to a very early period, probably to Anuradhapura era (377 B.C.-1017 A.D.).

A protected site
The cave temple with old paintings and the drip-ledged cave with an inscription in Waduwawa Bambaragala Purana Viharaya in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Alawwa are archaeological protected monuments, declared by government gazette notifications published on 18 January 1974 and 8 July 2005.
The reclining Buddha statue at Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya The Stupa at Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya
The Makara Thorana at Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya Old paintings at Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya
The preaching hall at Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya Waduwawa Bambaragala Viharaya
References
1)The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: No: 1401. 8 July 2005.
3) The government gazette notification: No: 95. 18 January 1974.

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This page was last updated on 6 July 2019

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