Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Sri Lanka is an enchanting island which has an array of majestic old temples that you can visit. The beautiful Hill Country of Sri Lanka especially has a large number of temples. You will be able to learn about the colourful culture and history of the land with great ease if you arrange a temple tour in the city of Kandy.

History of the Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya is one of a most important temples in Kandy. The gorgeous frescoes which are found here make the temple quite a popular one for sure! The paintings of course, belong to the Kandyan Era. There are lots of unique things about these paintings which make them quite interesting. For example, the people, trees as well as the animals in the paintings are depicted in the same size. Only the front view of the people can be seen in these frescoes. The trees also bear a beautiful stylized form. The branches of the trees spread out to either sides of the trunk. Four artists should receive the credit for these gorgeous paintings. They are Nilagama Patabanda, Devaragampola Silvatänna, Kosvatte Hiriyale Naide and Devendra Mulachari.

Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya

The beautiful Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya seems to have been hollowed out of a large rock outcrop. A majestic rock shelter has therefore been created as well. The temple has a drumming hall, image house and a shrine room among other features. The temple is believed to have been built in the year 1771 during the reign of King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe. It was built by his brother Rajadhi Rajasinghe who ascended the throne after him.

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You will be able to visit these charming sites with great ease as you travel in the island with Green Holiday Centre. Be sure to read about history of these places so your tours will be more insightful.


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