Hindagala Raja Maha Viharaya - Kandy

Hindagala Raja Maha Viharaya is picturesquely situated on a rock close to the University Campus at Peradeniya along the Galaha Road. Hindagala temple is very important place in Sri Lankan history since the Hindagala temple is related to many of ancient legends and amazing wall paintings. The architecture of the Hindagala Temple is also wonderful. The vihara geya is totally built under a natural large rock. You can see many of ancient architectural technologies such as "Kataram" and wooden joints.

According to the archeological evidence the temple has been built around 6 century. The paintings appearing in the cave which shows the two traders of the Buddhist era ‘Thapassu and Bhalluka’ who offered alms to the Lord Buddha, and the episode of the Supreme God of the heaven or ‘Shakra Devi’ who is listening to the Dhamma preaching. The Sacred Tooth Relic once has been kept in this Hindagala Temple. Other items to visit are the seated Buddha Statue and a reclining Buddha Statue.

If it's not rainy day, you can climb up to the hill beyond the Hindagala temple and have a watch very beautiful scenes of Gampola and Peradeniya area. At the top of the hill there is a Pinus plantation and meditation center. Very silent and peaceful environment is ideal for such purpose.
Source: sldestination

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