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Popular Historical Cave Temple at Dambulla

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Dambulla is a calm, quiet and laid back city in the central province of Sri Lanka. Dambulla is one of the most popular villages, where many tourists visit the popular Dambulla cave temple to see the charming Buddhist temple complex.

Dambulla is very popular village and consists of large number of cave temple rendering a peaceful sense of spirituality. Dambulla is located within the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka and it is located near Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura. The travelling time from Dambulla to Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa is around 40 minutes while the the travelling time from Dambulla to Sigiriya is just about 10 minutes.

There are dozens of Buddhist and Hindu religious places in Dambulla and most of Buddhist temples located in the vicinity are with historical importance. Some of them are world heritage sites such as Dambulla golden cave temple. Dambulla golden cave temple is the most popular historical cave temple in Sri Lanka, which is dating back to 1st century BC. Dambulla golden cave temple is over 1000 steps into the Dambulla hill is dedicated to Buddha and history is such that king walagambahu took refuge at the temple during a south Indian invasion, in which king lost the kingdom. Once the king regained the control of his kingdom he added many number of statues and beautified the temple with paintings.

The temple is worth giving a visit and you will be captivated by the temple’s beauty and presence of silence giving you a feel of calmness.It is one of the most worthy cave temples in Sri Lanka where you will find the most destined place of spirituality. Other interesting sightseeing places to visit in the region include Sigiriya rock fortress, Anuradhapura historical site and Polonnaruwa ancient city. People also go for a round trip of 90 km to the eastern part of Sri Lanka, and it takes you to many pilgrimages around Trincomalee. The popular temples include koneswaram temple, pathirakali amman temple, Velgam vehera, and shankari devi shakthi peeta.

Koneswaram is the most popular Hindu religious site in Trincomalee and located withing the “sacred hill of the three temple”, which is also known as swami rock. The temple is dedicated to Koneswara and suppose to dating back to several centuries. It is well known fact the temple was completely destroyed during the Portuguese era and later it is built at the same location. Koneswaram temple is surrounded by Indian ocean while it is connected to the main land on one direction. Te temple is known to have built in South Indian style.

 

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