Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Tissamaharama

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  • in comprison to most buddhist shrines in Sri lanka this is my favourite for its serenity. even though it attracts large crowds going towards Kathragama, ppl only stay for a short while there fore stup...  more »
  • This temple is of deep historical, cultural and religious significance. A must visit. Traditionally all those travelling to kataragama first worship at Tissamaharamaya... It is said that a tooth relic...  more »
  • Huge, impressive, soul touching, sitting barefoot, Ma. As all other Sri Lanka mustered. A photograph of the statue was only available, together with any other person is not free.
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  • The Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It was one of the four major Buddhist monasteries established in Sri Lanka, after the arrival of Arhant Mahinda Thera to the country. The site of the Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara was consecrated by Lord Buddha himself, who spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats (individuals who have reached enlightenment), during his third visit to the island.Tissamaharama monastery had been recognized as a pre-eminent Buddhist educational center of the southern Sri Lanka from the 3rd century B.C. to the 11 th century A.D. The Tissamaharama Dagoba which is situated in the premises of the monastery is one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka.The present chief incumbent of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara is Ven. Devalegama Dhammasena Nayaka Thera.
  • This is one of the four monasteries constructed in the country with the arrival of Arhath Mahinda Thero. Founded by the Kings Kavantissa and Mahanaga prior to 2nd century. One of the sacred vihara of Buddhists. Thousands of devotees visit this place, specifically on Poya days.
  • One of the most religious places in Katharagama. Heavy breeze. Calm place.
  • Amazing place
  • Gient but so calming sthupa