Tours To Velgam Vehera
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Duration: 15 days
Velgam Vehera Reviews
Free entry. Not a sole in sight. A group of monkeys live here and they were fascinating to watch. They playfully bounded about the ruins but didn't come too close for comfort. We saw a lizard on the..... more »
This is an ancient temple with lot of things to see . Has survived several terrorist attacks . Close to Trinco. more »
Historical buddhist temple in Kinniya, Trincomalee district.In 1929 the ruins of Velgam Vehera were discovered by the Sri Lanka Archaeological Department and in 1934 the site was declared as an archaeological protected reserve. Ruins Some of ruins have been scattered throughout the temple premises, these include stone inscriptions, brick dagobas, parts of the image houses, korawak gal (balustrades) and plain mura gal (guard stones) and Moon stones. Civil war During the Sri Lanka civil war the temple was attacked several times by the LTTE separatists. A shell, that stuck the temple's Bodhi tree can still can be seen in the temple grounds. The Nayaka Thero who were there at the time of attack, is still in the temple. Thero can explain well the situation of war. Still no one can understand how or why the mortor from LTTE did not explode when it hit to the sacred tree. If it exploded, all the buildings in the premises and all living beings would have turned to ashes. Parking,washrooms available and can reach by any type of vehicals.. pilgrim rest also available..
Has built in Devanam piya thissa king eta who was lived on Anuradapura. Lots of Buddhist historical ruins.
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