Aththanagalla Rajamaha Viharaya

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Aththanagalla Rajamaha Viharaya

Entrance of Aththanagalla Temple Premises
Attanagalla Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the famous Buddhist temple in the country that considered to have been built by King Gothabhaya (249-262 A.D.) and King Upatissa (365-406 A.D.).The temple complex is the place where King Sirisangabo offered his own head to a peasant according to story of Srisanagabo. (251–253 AD) But now has new consideration this occurrence may be occurred at Hatthikuchchi Viharaya in Rajangana ruins that situated in North Western Province.
However, Both Attanagalla and Hatthikuchchi have monuments for evidence to prove these two conceptions.

See Hatthikuchchi Viharaya

Attanagalla Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the most important archaeological site in Sri Lanka that has several important historical monuments. Vatadageya is the first one and conservation and maintains of that well-doing by Sri Lanka archaeological department. According to history, Sri Lanka had 9 major Vatadages and 8 of 9 are now ruined. This is the only Vatadage remaining in Sri Lanka that people can see without extinction

Stupas (Pagodas)
Bodhi Tree
Gwanin or Kanon Bodhisattva Statues:- From China as Mahayana Buddhism. Donated by Taiwan
Ata wisi Buddha Mandiraya :-Including 28 Bodhi Rukka
Image House
Sudu Bodhiya :- This is a rare plant in Sri Lanka found only at here
Hallowed Ground: The Place where the King sirisangabo meditated and offered his own head

The place where King Sirisangabo offered his own head to a peasant.

The Sudu Bodgiya or White Bo Tree.

  • Bodhi Tree
  • Old wall paintings
  • The Stupa - Pagoda
  • The place that the king lived
  • Sandakada pahana or Moon-stone
  • Memorable Stupa of Hallowed Ground
  • The marble Buddha statue
  • Maithree Bodhisathwa Statue according to Mahayana Buddhism
  • Awalokitheswara Bodhisathwa Statue according to Mahayana Buddhism
  • Nearest Railway Station

    Veyangoda railway station

    View time table and other details of Veyangoda railway station

    Nearest City-Town

  • Map from Colombo and Veyangoda railway station to Aththanagalla Temple

Page was last updated :- 05/03/2016

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