Kuragala Ancient Buddhist Monastery

Kuragala Ancient Buddhist Monastery known as Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya, which has a proud history of over 2200 years, is the oldest cave temple complex in the Sabaragamuwa Province.

BY Palitha Weerawansa
PUBLISHED ON January 17, 2022 | LAST MODIFIED ON January 17, 2022

This sacred place is full of ruins of various historical heritages including Brahmi inscriptions which tell the world about the greatness of the Sri Lankan Bhikku dynasty. But for the past three decades or so, these historic Buddhist heritages have been in a state of disrepair.

Asadisi Shakyaya Sugatha Maha Seya - Kuragala Ancient Buddhist Monastery
Asadisi Shakyaya Sugatha Maha Seya - Kuragala Ancient Buddhist Monastery

The historic Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya, which is revered by the Buddhists and is revered by the Buddhist community, is being rebuilt to preserve the historical heritage of the Buddhist community around the world. The initiative is being taken to preserve and reconstruct the historical heritage of the Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya by Karmacharya Wathurakumbure Dhammaratana Thero, the founder of the Nelligala International Buddhist Center, Resident of Asgiriya Maha Vihara.

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