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Gangaramaya Raja Maha Vihara

Senpathi Parami Kulathunga Mawatha, Kandy, Ancient Central, Sri Lanka.
Location : Kandy
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Renowned for its murals of the Kandyan Sittara art, the Gangaramaya Raja Maha Viharaya is attributed to King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747-1781). The temple is named ‘Gangarama’ due to its location near the great Mahaweli River in Lewella.
According to inscriptions, this location has been already a place of veneration with an image of Lord Buddha by the time King Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe built the temple. Gangarama was earlier associated with the educational activities of Velivita Sri Saranankara Thero.
The paintings in this temple depict scenes of the Buddha in this birth and of Jataka stories. Even today they are valued as excellent examples of Kandyan Sittara 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 commitment of the kings of that day.

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