Friday, October 30, 2020

Rangiri Dambulu Uyanwatta Viharaya

Rangiri Dambulu Uyanwatta Viharaya
Rangiri Dambulu Uyanwatta Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple in Dambulla in Matale District, Sri Lanka. The temple is situated on the wayside of Kandy-Jaffna road and the pathway to the ancient Dambulla Cave Temple is fallen through this temple.

History
The construction work of this temple was commenced in 1997 after planting a sapling of the sacred Bodhi-tree at this spot (Abeyawardana, 2004). The temple consists of a gold-plated Stupa, a Buddhist museum, a shrine room, pilgrims' rests, and a colossal gold-plated statue of Buddha in the seated posture. The 30.8 m (100 ft) tall statue depicts the Dhammacakra Mudra (Abeyawardana, 2004). This construction work of the statue was completed within three years under the guidance of Inamaluwa Sri Sumangala Thera and unveiled to the public in 2000 (Abeyawardana, 2004).

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. pp.175-176.

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