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Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central part of the Sri Lanka. This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy


Way Towards The Dambulla Rock
Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Rock by aliasjjj

Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj
View From The Top 
View from Dambulla Rock by aliasjjj
Way Towards the Cave Temple
Untitled by aliasjjj


Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj
Golden Buddha Statue 
Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj
Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj
New Temple
Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj


(Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Cave Temple


Dambulla Temple is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life.

The temple is composed of five caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms. The caves, built at the base of a 150m high rock during the Anuradhapura (1st century BC to 993 AD) and Polonnaruwa times (1073 to 1250), are by far the most impressive of the many cave temples found in Sri Lanka. Access is along the gentle slope of the Dambulla Rock, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding flat lands, which includes the rock fortress Sigiriya, 19 km away. 

Dambilla Temple (Len Viharaya) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj


Dambulla Viharaya (Temple) by aliasjjj


Statues of Cave Temple


 There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. 

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj


Statue at Dambulla by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Buddha Statues (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statues (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Untitled by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Paintings 
Drawings at Dambulla Tample by aliasjjj

Paintings (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Paintings At Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Historical Background


rom very early times isolated rock caves such as Dambulla, Mihintale and Aluvihara have being the choice of residence by Buddhist hermits. The antiquity of Dambulla is authenticated by inscription in Brahmin script. The characters of the script at Dambulla is distinctly that of the 3rd century A.D. There is one inscription that records “Damarakita teraha lene agata anagata catu disa sagasa dine. Gamini abhaya rajiyahi karate” (Which is interpreted –the cave of the Elder Dhammarakkhita, given to the Community of the four quarters, present or future. In the reign of Gamini Abhaya). This is evidence that these caves had benn used as residence for the Buddhist clergy since pre-Christian times.

Photos Taken on 29th Apr 2015
Source 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambulla…

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Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central part of the Sri Lanka. This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy


Way Towards The Dambulla Rock
Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Rock by aliasjjj

Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj
View From The Top 
View from Dambulla Rock by aliasjjj
Way Towards the Cave Temple
Untitled by aliasjjj


Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj
Golden Buddha Statue 
Dambulla (Golden Temple) by aliasjjj
Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj
New Temple
Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj


(Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Cave Temple


Dambulla Temple is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life.

The temple is composed of five caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms. The caves, built at the base of a 150m high rock during the Anuradhapura (1st century BC to 993 AD) and Polonnaruwa times (1073 to 1250), are by far the most impressive of the many cave temples found in Sri Lanka. Access is along the gentle slope of the Dambulla Rock, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding flat lands, which includes the rock fortress Sigiriya, 19 km away. 

Dambilla Temple (Len Viharaya) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj


Dambulla Viharaya (Temple) by aliasjjj


Statues of Cave Temple


 There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. 

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj


Statue at Dambulla by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Buddha Statues (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statues (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Untitled by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Buddha Statue (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Paintings 
Drawings at Dambulla Tample by aliasjjj

Paintings (Dambulla) by aliasjjj

Paintings At Dambulla Temple by aliasjjj

Historical Background


rom very early times isolated rock caves such as Dambulla, Mihintale and Aluvihara have being the choice of residence by Buddhist hermits. The antiquity of Dambulla is authenticated by inscription in Brahmin script. The characters of the script at Dambulla is distinctly that of the 3rd century A.D. There is one inscription that records “Damarakita teraha lene agata anagata catu disa sagasa dine. Gamini abhaya rajiyahi karate” (Which is interpreted –the cave of the Elder Dhammarakkhita, given to the Community of the four quarters, present or future. In the reign of Gamini Abhaya). This is evidence that these caves had benn used as residence for the Buddhist clergy since pre-Christian times.

Photos Taken on 29th Apr 2015
Source 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambulla…

Invite you to visit My previous Journal
Sigiriya The Lion Rock
Sigiriya (The Lion Rock)

Walk to Dimbulagala (Sri Lanka)

Walk to Dimbulagala (Sri Lanka)

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