Gadaladeniya Temple

Gadaladeniya Temple

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About Gadaladeniya Temple

Placed approximately 15km away from the Kandy town is one of its renowned and revered temples such as the Gadaladeniya Temple. Built in 1322 by King Buwenakabahu the temple sits quietly on top of a small hill with a modest yet beautiful view of its surroundings.

The temple has been built on a platform and is surrounded by four other miniature stupas. It’s said that the design of the Gadaladeniya Temple has a touch of South Indian influence. Within the temple there are four standing images of Lord Buddha that occupy the major shrine rooms. Next to these rooms is a shrine room that has been dedicated to Lord Vishnu. You’ll also find an ancient stone and plaster image of Lord Buddha presiding over rice milk pots that have collected food offerings for centuries.

The Bo tree situated in front of the stupa contains an ancient inscription that has been cordoned off for preservation reasons.