Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa, Polgahawela

Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa (Grand Temple of The Gautama Buddha) is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. This magnificent temple was completed in 2012 to honor Gautama Buddha celebrating the 2600th anniversary of his enlightenment. The temple was built through the great meritorious intentions and guidance of the most venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero. The statues, paintings, carvings and all other art works in the temple were made exclusively by highly skilled Sri Lankan artists. As well, thousands of devotees connected to Mahamevnawa monasteries in the country and abroad gave their full financial and volunteer support. By placing the first stone the construction work of the grand temple was started on 6th February 2011 and the construction work was finished completely just in one year and five months. On 2nd July 2012 the temple was offered to Gautama Buddha and opened to the Public in a grand opening ceremony.
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  • Its the no 1.temple of mahamevna buddhist montesary chain.. Its pure budhism place explaining all theruwan (triple jem) we can have all the carm and mind release at the temple  more »
  • This is a religious place off Polgahawela, along Colombo Kurunegala main road. Ven.Kiribathgoda Gnanananda thero is the teacher here. There are lot of novice Buddhist Monks(Sanga) here practicing...  more »
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  • A one of beautiful temple haven seen in life. peaceful and very clean.explain everything about the temple before you enter the wiharaya. planty of space available for prayers to worship. This temple mostly famous among the locals.also parking facilities is much available.
  • A magnificent Buddhist Temple in the heart of Sri lanka, Well worth a visit.

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