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Buduruwagala

Wallawaya
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Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala is a rock with with seven figures that are carved into the rock with a massive 51 foot Buddha statue at the centre. It is located about 5 km from the Wellawaya on the Thanamalwila road. The name Buduruwagala means “the rock with the statue of Buddha” and describes the site quite literally. Seven figures are carved into the rock with a massive 51 foot Buddha statue in the Abhaya Mudra gesture at the centre. The rock it self has shape of a kneeling elephant with its head own. Although there is no documented information about this site in the ancient scriptures, Different historians have dated these statues from the 6th centuary to late Anuradhapura period. (between 8 – 10 Century). These carvings are of the Mahayana Buddhist style and belongs to the Pallawa- Sri Lankan art tradition, similar to the statues at Dova Temple.

Suitable for children:

Child Friendly

Duration:

Approx. 30mins (Depends on interest of the client & not inclusive of travel time)

Difficulty:

Easy

What to wear/bring:

Kindly cover your shoulders, knees, take off your shoes and bring a pair of socks as the ground may heat up.

Guided:

Not guided

Good to know:

Please respect Buddhist customs and do not take pictures with your back to Lord Buddha

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