Thursday, 4 November 2021

Bodhinagala Forest Hermitage

Bodhinagala Forest Hermitage, also known as Bodhinagala Aranya Senasanaya, (Sinhala: බෝධිනාගල ආරණ්‍ය සේනාසනය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Bodhinagala Forest Reserve in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka.

The hermitage was established in 1955 on the eve of the Buddha Jayanthi celebrations (Abeyawardana, 2002). Olaboduwe Sri Revatha Dhamma Kitti Thera, the principal of the Dharmadeepa Vipassana Pirivena in Kaluwamodara is said to be the founder of this hermitage.

Bodhinagala Forest Reserve
Bodhinagala Forest Reserve, also known as Dombagaskanda Forest Reserve is a small cover of secondary rainforest (Gunawardana, 2020; Jayaratne & Singhakumara, 2020). It occupies a slightly hilly area of 20 ha., stretching between the Panadura-Ratnapura highway and the Kalu Ganga river (Gunawardana, 2020).

1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2002. Heritage of Sabaragamuwa: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Sabaragamuwa Development Bank and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. ISBN: 955-575-077-7. pp.112-113.
2) Gunawardana, M.P.,  2020. A preliminary survey on the avifauna of Bodhinagala, Ingiriya, Sri Lanka. Centre for Research and Postgraduate Studies, Nilai University. pp.90-93.
3) Jayaratne, V.C.P. and Singhakumara, B.M.P., 2020. Floristic Survey in Dombagaskanda Forest Reserve in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium (Vol. 25). p.39.

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This page was last updated on 17 April 2022
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