Kirivehera Temple is one of the most prominent sites of worship in Sri Lanka. Every year, large numbers of Buddhists visit this beautiful temple to pay homage to Lord Buddha. The temple is in fact included in the 16 sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Sri Lanka. This list, which is known as Solosmasthana, is visited by Buddhists with ardent devotion.
Standing tall and proud against the brilliant blue skies, the majestic Kirivehera instantly captures the limelight in the area. Its incredible glory is indeed undisputed. One will truly feel humbled when entering the territories of this giant stupa. Its white exterior blends so beautifully with the calming greenery of the area.
Kirivehera has a height of 95 feet and its circumference is 280 feet. Indeed, this is an architectural marvel that deserves highest praise.
History of the Kirivehera Temple
The beautiful stupa is believed to have been built by King Mahasena, who was a regional ruler in Sri Lanka. The temple dates back to the 6th century BC and so it truly is a wonderful archeological site. Tourists also quite frequently join the masses of devotees. And they visit this gorgeous temple, to witness its full charm and glory.
The temple is located in the town of Karatagama, which is a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus as well as the Vedda cimmunity. The Kataragama Raja Maha Vihara is a sacred site which attracts many devotees every day. Those who visit the temple seldom miss out on a visit to Kirivehera as well, as they are located about 800 meters apart.
Get in touch with Green Holiday Centre if you need to have a religious and cultural tour arranged in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. There are many marvelous places that you can visit with your loved ones. if you are interested in the beautiful culture, heritage and ancient architecture of the land.