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Galmaduwa Viharaya


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GALMADUWA VIHARAYA


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The remote eastern Shrines of Kandy Galmaduwa, Gangaramaya, Degaldoruwa were built in Kandy kings period. Gangaramaya temple which belong to Malwaththa chapter of Siamese sector which situated near Lewalla bridge. A rock inscription in this temple describes the Building of the temple by the King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 - 1781).

The paintings in the temple depict scenes of Buddha in this birth and of Jataka Stories, the past life's. Even today they are valued as excellent examples Kandyan Sittara (folk) Art. The decorated eave tiles with the lion symbol, the high roof structure and above all the large standing figure of the Buddha 27 feet height surrounded by walls of paintings, speak for the artistic and religious of the Kings of that day.

the unfinished Galmaduwa viharaya is an impressive building of strange architecture built by King Kirthi Sri Rajasinhe.. As its local name suggests, it is basically a pavilion built of stone and brick. But a high gopuram gives it a Hindu identity. There is an ad mixture of Tamil-Hindu influence within the Buddhist place of worship. Sure, without any influence of Islam it has a bit apprence of a mosques in the upper part of the building.


 

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