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Temples in Sri Lanka

Throughout the 2550 years of unbroken & recorded civilization of the Sinhalese, the Buddhist temples have been built all over the island. Two great events in the early history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka contributed to the continuous development of temples in Sri Lanka. Those were the transplantation of a branch of the Sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree from India & the arrival of The Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddhafrom India. Today there are over 8,000 temples in Sri Lanka. These could be categorized according to the period of construction. Sri Lankan Buddhist temples (viharas) exist in a broad range of shapes or sizes, ranging from temples Golden Dambulla Rock, Mulkirigala Rock Monastery to the enormous monastic complexes of the great kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Buddhist temples are adorned with wealth of symbolic decorative carvings & paintings

 

Ampara

  1. Buddangala Temple
  2. Digavapiya
  3. Japanese Peace Pagoda
  4. Kudumbigala Monastery
  5. Magul Maha Viharaya
  6. Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Anuradhapura

  1. Isurumuniya Temple
  2. Nellikulam Temple
  3. Sir maha Bodhi Tree
  4. Thanthirimale Temple
  5. Vijithapura Temple

Badulla

  1. Bogoda Raja Maha Viharaya
  2. Divurumpola Temple
  3. Dowa Rajamaha Viharaya
  4. Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara
  5. Muthiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya

Colombo

  1. Asokaramaya Temple
  2. Bellanwila Temple
  3. Dutch Presbatarian Church
  4. Gangaramaya Temple
  5. Seema Malaka Temple
  6. Vajiraamaya Temple

Galle

  1. Kande viharaya Temple
  2. Peraliya Buddha statue
  3. Seenigama Temple

Gampaha

  1. Angurukamulla Temple
  2. Attanagalla Raja Maha viharaya
  3. Kelaniya Royal Temple
  4. St Marys Church

Hambanthota

  1. Kataragama Temple
  2. Kirinda Rajamha Viharaya
  3. Mulkirigala rock Temple
  4. Sandagiri Dagoba
  5. Sella Kataragama Temple
  6. Situlpahuwa Temple
  7. Tissamaharama Viharaya
  8. Yatala Dagaba

Jaffna

  1. Kadurugoda Temple
  2. Keerimala Temple
  3. Naga Vihara Temple
  4. Nagadeepa Temple
  5. Nagapoosani Kovil (Nainatheevu)
  6. Nallur Murukan Kovil
  7. Selva Sannithi Kovil

Kandy

  1. Ambuluwawa Mountain Temple
  2. Asgiri Raja Maha Viharaya
  3. Bahirawa Kanda Temple
  4. Degaldoruva Temple
  5. Dodanwela Devale
  6. Embekke Temple
  7. Gadaladeniya Temple
  8. Galmaduwa Vihara Temple
  9. Handagala Vihara Temple
  10. Lankathilaka Viharaya
  11. Malwatu maha Viharaya
  12. Medawala Vihara
  13. Sacred Tooth Relic Temple

Kegalla

  1. Dedigama Kota Vehera

Kurunegala

  1. Arankele Temple
  2. Dambadeniya Temple
  3. Devagiri Raja Maha Vihara
  4. Koduruwapola Raja Maha Viharaya
  5. Koduruwapola Raja Maha Viharya
  6. Padeniya Raja Maha Viharaya
  7. Panduwasnuwara Temple
  8. Rambodagalla Buddha Statue
  9. Ridi Viharaya Temple
  10. Yapahuwa Temple

Mannar

  1. Our Lady of St. Anne'S Church
  2. Shrine of Our Lady Madhu

Matara

  1. Devi Nuwara Temple
  2. Weherahena Temple
  3. Wewurukannala Temple

Mathale

  1. Matale Aluvihara Temple

Monaragala

  1. Dematamal Viharaya Temple
  2. Kirivehera Rajamaha Viharaya
  3. Maligawila Statue
  4. Yudaganawa Temple

Nuwara Eliya

  1. Seetha Amman temple
  2. Sri Pada

Polonnaruwa

  1. Dimbulagala Raja maha Viharaya
  2. Kandegama Kanda Lena Viharaya
    and Silumini Seya

Ratnapura

  1. Delgamuwa Raja maha Vihara
  2. Peter paul Church
  3. Pothgul Vihare Ratnapura
  4. Saman (deity) Temple
  5. Sankapala Temple

Trincomalee

  1. Girihadu Seya Temple
  2. Koneswaram Temple
  3. Seruvila Mangala Rajamaha Viharaya
  4. Wilgam Rajamaha Viharaya