Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Devalaya, Dondra

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  • My wife and I visited the historic Vishnu Devala in Dondra, situated by the Matara Tangalle main road close to the Southern tip of Sri Lanka. At the entrance is a large standing Buddha statue...  more »
  • Sacred must visit pilgrimaged site situated at Devundara Matara. There’s s dedicated shrine of Lord Upulwan/ Wishnu.  more »
  • Very interesting and diverse. Ability to understand Buddhism even as an English speaker. Very much recommended.
  • Upulvan (Sinhalese: උපුල්වන් ‍දෙවියෝ, Pali: Uppalavanna) is a guardian deity of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Buddhists believe him also as a protector of the Buddhism in the country. The name Upulvan depicts his body colour which means "blue water lily coloured". The cult of Upulvan started during the medieval period in Sri Lanka and later the deity was identified with the god Vishnu (Vishnu deviyo) of the Hindu tradition. According to the local lore and legend, Upulvan is the god whom the Lord Buddha entrusted with the guardianship of Sri Lanka and Buddha Śāsana of the country.

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