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“Sambuddharajamaliga Viharaya”

Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa (Grand Temple of The Gautama Buddha) is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. This magnificent temple was completed in 2012 to honor Gautama Buddha celebrating the 2600th anniversary of his enlightenment. The temple was built through the great meritorious intentions and guidance of the most venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero. The statues, paintings, carvings and all other art works in the temple were made exclusively by highly skilled Sri Lankan artists. As well, thousands of devotees connected to Mahamevnawa monasteries in the country and abroad gave their full financial and volunteer support. By placing the first stone the construction work of the grand temple was started on 6th February 2011 and the construction work was finished completely just in one year and five months. On 2nd July 2012 the temple was offered to Gautama Buddha and opened to the Public in a grand opening ceremony.
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“Sambuddharajamaliga Viharaya”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

This is a new temple constructed in modern ways. As you go through the various stages and halls of the temple, you can see the various stages of Buddha's life. Easy access to the temple and ample parking available. New age lighting and decorations made it outstanding. Surrounding ponds full of various types of fresh water fish species and hydro plants. Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha, Sariuth, Mugalan and Ananda arahaths were placed in the temple which makes this is one of the rarest temples in Buddhist world.

Visited July 2013
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