Standing near a sacred Bodhi tree, Kalutara Bodhiya ranks among Sri Lanka's most revered Buddhist sites. The temple has experienced quite a turbulent history. It served as a military fort under the Portuguese, as well as an administrative building for the Dutch and British, probably due to its strategic location. Buddhists have venerated the temple since 1042 CE, when the prince planted a new Bodhi tree here--reputed to be one of the 32 saplings from the sacred fig under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Using our custom trip planner, Kalutara attractions like Kalutara Bodhiya can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Kalutara Bodhiya Reviews
Kalutara Bodhiya is a sacred temple for Buddhist and you can find many devotees every day. It is located just beside the Kalu Ganga (river). Walk on the bridge and get into the Temple. Temple has two.... more »
As a part of my sons school trip we visited this place. Kaluthara Temple is located at both side of the road. It’s around 1.5 hrs from Colombo. The Upper Bodhiya is a sprout from the Sri Maha Bodhiya.... more »
A best place to calm your mind and to experience the truth of Buddhism. From the other hand it's a true miracle of engineering technology with the guidance of the father of prefixed concrete technology ; Kularathne. If you want to visit make sure you maintain the silence inside. Good to meditate also. ❤️
Peaceful place to get your mind relaxed and to conduct meditation do religious observance. Since Uda Maluwa (Upper part of the temple)is located away from main road it's more silent and calm. Best time to go there is after 6.00 pm as the crowd is less and specially the soothing breeze coming from the river.
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