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Ras Vehera (Sesuruwa) Buddha Statue

Galgamua, Galgamua, Ancient Central, Sri Lanka.
Location : Galgamua
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This is a colossal statue of Buddha lying close the famous Aukana statue, but not as popular. This statue is called Ras Vehera as well as Sasuruwa (or Sas-seruwa). The height of this statue is recorded as 39 feet 3 inches but according to the chief priest there its height is 42 feet 4 inches. The statue depicts the Abhaya Mudra (freedom from fear).
Like the Aukana, the robe of the Buddha is clinging to the body but the final finishes don’t seem to have been done. The pedestal on which the Buddha is carved is not decorated and it is only a square block of stone. One ear is also unfinished. All this indicate that this statue was never fished for unknown reasons.
Ras Vehera can be accessed via Galgamua. You can also reach the site form Kurunegala-Dambulla Road. According to chronicles King Mahasen (276-303 AD) who ruled from Anuradhapura has built a statue called ‘Rahera’ statue at the base of the ‘Rahera’ cliff. It is thought that Ras Vehera is this statue and after his death the work on the site has also halted.

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