Budulena Raja Maha Viharaya

Budulena Raja Maha Viharaya (Sinhala: බුදුලෙන රජ මහා විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka.

Known as Bujaslena in ancient times, the cave shrine of the temples is attributed to King Rajadhi Rajasingha [(1781-1798 A.D.) Abeyawardana, 2002]. The reclining Buddha statue in the shrine room is 9.44 m (31 ft.) in length and the Buddha statue to the right of the main image has features similar to those found in the sculptures at Dambulla Cave Temple (Abeyawardana, 2002). The statues of deities are thought to be the works of the Kotte and Sitawaka periods (Abeyawardana, 2002).

As per local belief, the statues in the shrine room have been made using a mixture of paddy husk, coir yarn, Pamba creepers and clay (Abeyawardana, 2002).

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.22-23.

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