Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya, Badulla

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  • I was visited there several times. But at night time the temple was very peaceful and by looking at bo-tree can forgot all the problem.If you visit badulla you must go there.  more »
  • Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya lies in the middle of the busy city of Baddulla in the Uva province. The History of this temple goes back to the time of Buddha but this area around Badulla (specially ...  more »
  • muthiyangan raja maha viharaya situated in badulla very calm place to worship i went with special thing is the it has all the bodhy ex-nelli rukkathathana  more »
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  • Ancient temple middle of Sri Lanka Treasure please to all of sei Lankans
  • Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple located in the middle of Badulla town in the Badulla District of Uva province, Sri Lanka. Buddhists believe that this site has been visited by Gauthama Buddha as the 3rd arrival to the island, and it is regarded as one of the Solosmasthana, the 16 sacred places in the country.
  • Historical place. Loard Budha was here in ancient time
  • This place is very important place for buddhist people. If u come this place, plz use the white colour or charm suit for temple
  • Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya lies in the middle of the busy city of Baddulla in the Uva province. The History of this temple goes back to the time of Buddha but this area around Badulla (specially Uva Province) goes way back in to the time of 19th – 18th century BC. It is believed a During this time the a mighty king called Ravana was ruling this the country with Badulla as the capital. It is also believed that the War of Rama and Ravana in the Indian Epic also happened in this area. There are many places and names which identifies this area (such as Seetha Eliya, Seetha Kotuwa, Ravana Ella) as the location described in this Indian epic. It is said that the Ravana finally lost the war and winner Vibishana took the capital to Kelaniya and the Uva gradually got lost in history until the 5th century BC. The entrance to the temple is the ‘Thorana’ of a unknown period. This a unique design with six levels. First level include the main entrance and above it on the second level is a typical Makara (dragon) Head. On the sides of the head are two guard figures and and at the corners are two lion figures. The temple is said to have had 7 Bodhi’s (Bo trees) but 4 has been destroyed in the recent past. The first Bo tree you would come across is the is the “Maliyadeva Bodhi”. This has a special value as this location is said to be the place that the Maliyadeva Thero (who is said to be the last Maha Rahath of this country) made his sermons when he was in Muthiyangana.
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