Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Tissamaharama

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  • i visit this temple when i visit Kataragama once a year and i enjoy the peaceful nature of the location. you have two car parks near to the temple and shops are available to buy flowers and avoid a lo...  more »
  • This Buddhist temple is a very ancient and historical place in the southern part of Sri Lanka. The main attraction is the giant Pagoda. there are some very old historical ruins in and around this temp...  more »
  • The temple complex "Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara" is an old Buddhist complex in Tissamaharama and is one of the four major Buddhist monasteries, which have been established in Sri Lanka. The temple ' Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara "was consecrated by Buddha himself. The monastery of Tissamaharama is considered an outstanding Buddhist education center of southern Sri Lanka. According to the Chronicle this temple was in the 2nd century before Christ (Silapassa pirivena) under the King Kavan Tissa built and later expanded and renovated. Thissmaharama Vihara was the largest Buddhist monastery in the historical South of Sri Lanka. The Tissamaharama Dagoba (built approximately in the 3rd century), which is located in the middle of the temple complex of the monastery, is one of the largest stupas in Sri Lanka with a height of 50 meters, and is one of the 16 sacred Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka. The stupa in white held, was built on a square platform of granite, supposedly the left half of the tooth of Buddha is included in this stupa as a relic. Many locals come to pray and to donate flowers and candles in this temple complex. The whole system conveys a very evocative atmosphere. Should this review for you have been helpful, please check the "Help button" activate!
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  • Tissamaharama bubble shaped chatiya, 550 ft in circumference and 186 ft. in height. In which the sacred Left Tooth Relic and forehead Bone Relic have been deposited, was rerected by King Kavanthissa the great who ruled Ruhunu Rata from 186 - 161 BC. ක්‍රි.පු. 186 සිට 161 දක්වා රුහුණු රට පාලනය කළ කාවන්තිස්ස මහරජු විසින් බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේගේ ලලාට ධාතුන් වහන්සේ සහ වම් දළදා වහන්සේ නිදන් කොට වට ප්‍රමාණයෙන් අඩි 550 සහ උසින් අඩි 186 ක් වු බුබුලාකාර හැඩති මෙම චෛත්‍ය රාජයාණන් වහන්සේ කරවන ලදි.
  • Buddhist Devotees come usually to worship this place. Surrounding shows calm and cool environment. Happy to have this kind of beautiful place for us. All buddhist around the world come to the place to worship.
  • Visited here at sun down it is so beautiful there... The picturesque​ view is an extra point to the value of this place with its historical and religious value.
  • An Ancient Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama. Lord Buddha spent some time in meditation there with 500 arhats, during his third visit to the island.
  • Ancient Temple of Tissamaharama built by King Kavantissa. Lord Buddhas tooth and forehead bone relics are deposited in the stupa. one of the main monasteries in the ancient kingdom of Ruhuna.

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Where to stay in Tissamaharama

Frequently visited for its great archeological heritage and national parks, Tissamaharama has a variety of mid-range hotels and guesthouses scattered around town. Many hotels follow the B464 Road, grouping around the southern shore of Tissa Lake, which serves as a place to stay if you want to head on a safari trip. A few four-star luxurious hotels sit on the shores of Yoda Lake, which also offers a few mid-range guesthouses. Budget accommodation can be found everywhere around town, with some hostels closer to the safari area.
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