Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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Andrew S
Sheffield, UK786 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Such a peaceful place, it is beautifully preserved with beautiful paintings inside the main temple telling the storey of Buddha and the magnificent tree in the centre which is approximately 2500 years old
Written 23 April 2022
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SAKINDU
Homagama, Sri Lanka6 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most sacred and historic Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka.
Such a significant value has been added to this place as Lord Buddha has visited once here.
Also, so many great paintings can be witnessed here.
Crowded on Poya days and weekends. Otherwise, this is a very calm and peaceful place to have a visit and relax your mind.
Written 8 February 2022
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Yuri_mw4
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
Kelaniya raja Maha viharaya is most beautiful temple in srilanka. It was build by great king kirthi Sri rajasinha there are plenty of historical valuable pleases and attractive pleases to visit kalaniya Maha vihara
Written 19 January 2022
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Chamo😉👻💜️
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
The Kelani Rajamaha Viharaya is the place where the Supreme Buddha visited for the third time. This is a very sacred and special place for Buddhists. The paintings in the temple are very interesting and valuable works of art. The dagoba here also takes the shape of a grain and adds value to the Kelani temple.This is special because of the ancient architecture and beauty of the place. The serenity and serenity here is a wonderful feeling to experience. The beauty of the place at night is soothing and soothing.
Written 18 January 2022
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aruna s
Colombo, Sri Lanka278 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Buddhists believe the temple is most secret place.it is very secret place for people .there is a big story regarding this temple

Written 6 July 2021
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Jaanya Gamage
16 contributions
May 2021
Kelaniya Rajamaha viharaya is one of the most sacred ancient Buddhist temple located in Kelaniya, Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. It is among the country's sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines (Solosmasthana) (Which is one of the 16 places where lord Budhda has visited)
The Kelaniya Stupa enshrined a gem-studded throne on which the Buddha sat and preached.
Lord Budhdha's second visit to Nagadeepaya, Sri Lanka was in the fifth year of enlightenment to settle a dispute between two Naga Kings, Chulodara and Mahodara over the possession of a Gem Studded throne.
After having listened to the Dhamma sermons by Buddha the Naga kings paid homage to Buddha with overwhelming faith and the throne was offered to Lord Buddha by two Naga kings.
The throne was then presented to Naga King Maniakkika- Ruler of Kelaniya by Lord Budhdha as he pleaded for a souvenir to worship. King Maniakkika in turn constructed a Cetiya (Stupa) covering the Gem studded Throne in Kelaniya for thousands of devotees to worship and invited lord Budhdha to visit the holy site.
Lord Buddha together with 500 Arahats (Supremely enlightened beings) visited Kelaniya and preached Dhamma, on Wesak Poya Day, after eighth year of enlightenment as Lord Budhdha .It was lord Buddha's third and final visit to Sri Lanka. “The sin of a life time are all rendered null, Once Kelaniya is worshiped a single time"
Written 26 May 2021
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,782 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
This place is located at a suburb of Kelaniya, where is 11km away from Colombo. We used UBER-Tuk to come here from Jami UI Alfar Mosque which saved the trouble of haggling and cost us LKR350. No entrance fee for foreigners, but we saw many local devotees here for worship and meditation. We also happened to see a blessing ceremony to a toddler done by a monk with the parents. The temple is regarded as sacred place by the locals who believed that the Lord of Buddha had visited this place. The architecture of the temple is intriguing with sculptural images. There is graffiti inside the temple that narrates the life of Buddha with famous Reclining Buddha statue inside the temple. Very interesting cultural site with intriguing architecture and history.
Written 7 March 2020
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TamarTiger
Suffolk, UK214 contributions
Feb. 2020
We were taken to this temple by an over enthusiastic tuck tuck driver (never, ever, trust a tuck tuck driver) and yes, it was quite interesting but fir a place with such history and such important wall art the thing that came across was that it was totally uncared for and filthy. If the religion has all the devout followers it seems to why aren’t some of them cleaning their religious, holy places?
Written 4 March 2020
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Brenda H
Durham, UK656 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
This is a very beautiful temple to worship the Lord Buddha. A very sacred area and shoes must be removed of course, however they are removed before you enter the grounds which are quite extensive so do remember to wear socks as the sand and paving stones can be very very hot!
There are places around where worshippers leave flowers and gifts for the Buddha and pray. Inside the temple there is a marvellous gold sleeping Buddha covered with the finest muslin or silk. The frescos are very old and tell the story of the temple.
A very beautiful sacred place.
Written 29 February 2020
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Michael Todd Davis
20 contributions
Jan. 2020
During our 21 day trip to Sri Lanka, we saw about 15-20 temples, this one being the last on the way to the airport. Not very interesting, though the architecture was more interesting than most. Do not recommend. No western tourists, except my wife and me, and I think for good reason. A lot of paintings on the walls, but again not interesting. Locals seem to love this temple.
Written 8 February 2020
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