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This most famous Buddhist shrine is situated in Mulkirigala in Hambanthota District. It is also called little Sigiriya due to the wall murals for which this temple is best known for. Also it is a rock temple whereas Sigiriya is a rock fortress. It is said to be constructed in the 3rd century. Mulkirigala Rock Temple or the Raja Maha Viharaya can be reached coming along Beliatta -Weeraketiya main road and turning off at Mulkirigala Junction. The temple is situated 2 kM from the Mulkirigala Junction.

The Mulkirigala caves have a mixture of religious and secular (non-religious) paintings and sculptures with several reclining Buddhas, including 15 meter long sculptures of the dying Buddha. Mulkirigala Viharaya contains many beautiful wall paintings based on Jataka (previous life's of Lord Budhdha) stories, such as Wessanthara. Some paintings depict the sins committed by people and the punishments they receive for them such as being eaten by demons. Visiting Mulkirigala is going to be an amazing experience with all the places and arts to see.


 

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