Dambulla Viharaya

Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya is a temple located in Matale District in the central region of Sri Lanka. The site is located 148 km northeast of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. The rock rises 160 m above the surrounding plains. There are more than 80 documented caves around it. The main attractions are the five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are associated with Lord Buddha and his life.

There are 153 statues of Buddha, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses in Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya. Among the later 4 are two statues of Hindu deities Vishnu and Ganesha. The murals are spread over an area of 2,100 m . Among the developments on the walls is the first sermon of the Buddha to be seduced by a Mara Yakuta.

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