Dambulla Cave Temple, World’s Amazing Heritage in Sri Lanka

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Dambulla Cave Temple is a Buddhist temple complex which becomes  World’s Heritage Site. It is located in the country central part. It is about 148 km east apart from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, and 72 km north of city of Kandy. The cave temple of Dambulla is the best-preserved and largest cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. It is built in 1st century B.C.  There are five caves that are placed under a vast overhanging rock, it is a drip line carved to make the interiors always clean. The painted ceiling with such intricate pattern exists inside the cave. It is about religious images. Lord Buddha’s and bodhisatva’s images are also available along with the pictures of various gods and goddesses.

Dambulla Cave Temple is covered by the Buddhist mural paintings and 157 statues. The main building in this complex is the rock of Dambulla. It is established in the 3rd century BC. It is still established until the present days.  The temple also becomes Buddhists’ monk monastery that the access from the monastery to the rock temple exists.

Beautiful Dambulla Cave Tample: Statues and Paintings

Dambulla Cave Temple has several beautiful, amazing, and sacred objects that become recommendation for the visitors. The golden temple becomes #1 of Travellers’ Choice 2014 Winner Attractions. As it is an indoor object, the visitors are not suggested to come in the daylight because it is going to be very hot. The second place is Golden Temple that becomes a religious site that brings significance to Buddhist and Hindus.

Dambulla Cave Temple consists of five caves which have their own uniqueness and sacred atmosphere. The first cave is mentioned as Devarajalena, which means the cave of the Divine King. It is dominated with a 14-meter high Buddha statue with  Ananda, Buddha’s favorite pupil, that is placed in his feet. The second cave is well-known as Cave of the Great Kings with statues of King VattagamaniAbhaya. The third cave is mentioned as MahaAlut Vihara or the Great New monastery. The statues of king and 50 Buddha exist in this cave. Thus, this Dambulla Temple is recommended for those who want to discover the Buddhist history and site in Sri Lanka.

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