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Gallangolla Pothgul Viharaya

Turn to Paranapattiya Daulagala Road at Pilimathalawa on the Colombo-Kandy Road, proceed via Paranpattiya Road to Urulewatte Village and reach Gallangolla Pothgul Viharaya.

Prior to the year 2418 according to the Buddhist Calendar, this Pothgul Viharaya was built in 1847 A.D. under the patronage of the Venerable Aranyawasi Weligamuwe Atthadassi Maha Thero who resided here before King Walagamba. The Temple earned its name owing to the collection of ancient Ola leaf manuscripts deposited in its archive.

The sleeping Buddha statue seen inside the sanctum of the Viharaya i ...

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Turn to Paranapattiya Daulagala Road at Pilimathalawa on the Colombo-Kandy Road, proceed via Paranpattiya Road to Urulewatte Village and reach Gallangolla Pothgul Viharaya.

Prior to the year 2418 according to the Buddhist Calendar, this Pothgul Viharaya was built in 1847 A.D. under the patronage of the Venerable Aranyawasi Weligamuwe Atthadassi Maha Thero who resided here before King Walagamba. The Temple earned its name owing to the collection of ancient Ola leaf manuscripts deposited in its archive.

The sleeping Buddha statue seen inside the sanctum of the Viharaya is believed to be one of the largest found in the Kandy District. Two large Buddha statues in the standing pose are also seen on either side of the sleeping Buddha statue. Also noteworthy are the Ata Visi Buddha statues as well as two Sitting Buddha statues found on the second floor where the Karanduwa (casket) is kept. Also found in this Temple, in a chamber inside a rock cave, is magnificent set of sculptures depicting the first ever Dhamma sermon being delivered by the Buddha.


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