Maligawila Buddha Statue, Buttala

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  • Spoilt only by the large ugly metal canopy erected above it making it difficult to photograph in its natural surrounds.  more »
  • A wonderful Buddha statue carved out of limestone which had decayed due to negligence & was broken into large pieces. Due to the ingenious craftsmanship of Sri-Lankan engineers, it has been brought ba...  more »
  • The Maligawila Buddha is the tallest free-standing Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, standing at 45ft high. Carved from a single piece of limestone rock, the statue dates back to the 6th/7th Century AD when...  more »
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  • Maligawila is remote village in the Moneragala District which lies about 15 kilometers off the Buttala town towards Okkampitiya. In 1951, a massive Buddha Statue broken in to pieces was discovered in the Jungles of Maligawila. The statue was further damaged by treasure hunters. An attempt was made in 1974 to raise this statue and failed. But in 1980, then President Ranasinge Premadasa assigned a local engineering team who was was able to raise this statue and restore it back to the ancient glory. Maligawila Buddha Statue is carved out of a single limestone rock and stands about 14.5 metres high. This is the tallest free standing buddha image in the ancient Sri Lanka. According to the ancient chronicle Chulavamsa, the statue was built in the 7th century by a prince named Aggabodhi from Ruhuna. It mentions that he built a temple named Pathma Vihara, and also constructed a great statue of the Buddha there.
  • This is the tallest free standing ancient Statue of the buddha found in the country. Which has been carved out of a large limestone rock during the 7th century by a prince named Aggabodhi.
  • Maligawila Buddha statue is a popular attraction for both local and foreign tourists. however the monastery complex where its situated is not explored by many as there is no enough publicity . The complex which is dating back to 667 AD built by the King Aggabodhi. The complex is said to be 400 acres of land. entire extend is not excavated and large part is jungle. you will feel that you are jungle trekking. Ruins of monastery is also looks neglected and seems to be not properly excavated in comparison to Buddha statue and Bodhisathva statue. However it will be very interesting for you if you are a history and archi buff
  • Sri Lanka's tallest free-standing buddha statue which was made by a Lime stone.this magnificent monument was build around 7th Century by the prince Aggabodhi. Bodhisathwa statue showcase the brilliance of ancient Sri Lankan artistic. Road from the main road to Maligawila temple is 14Km and all distance is carpet road. Parling facilities availabke at thevtemple premises and there you can buy flowers,ornaments, and fruits from villegers. Do not buy sweets from there becouse locals buy them from wholesale oulets and repack them therefore the quality and the expiry dates are not trustfull and accurate.
  • Good place, Best Buddha statue in Monaragala District, Bulid by B.C 7th century,
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