Dalanda Maligawa (Temple Tooth)
There fore this is the most sacred temple in the whole Sri Lanka and a most important place for the Buddhist and other too. Temple tooth is situated in Kandy which is the cultural capital city of Sri lanka and the temple was constructed in the 16th century. The temple has been commenced to constructed in 1687 and finished in 1782 by using ancient and strong technological methods. But new additions which were newly made can be seen in the present temple. According to the Buddhist culture, the temple follows a set of daily rituals and peoples have to follow a dress code and rules to enter the temple.
There is a Footprint in the Sri Pada and the followers of four religions think variously about Footprint according to their beliefs.
There are two ways to go to Sri Pada, one is eastern route and another is northern route. Any day or any time can be climbed the mountain with a risk (because of mist, rain, and dangerous animals), but pilgrimage season is from Desember to May to climb the mountain.
Anuradhapura is a most important and sacred district, town, and area for the Buddhists, as well as for the both foreign and local tourists. The city is one of the earliest, grandest monuments of Sri Lanka. Starting from 4th century BC Anuradhapura flourished for almost 1500 years as the first capital city of the Sri Lanka and Anuradhapura kingdom has lasted one thousand and five hundred years from 380 BC. This is a most popular destination for the Buddhists and tourists. In 380 BC, the king Pandukabaya has made Anuradhapura as royal capital. Some of the most famous and the tallest dagabas of Sri Lanka remains from places, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths, royal park and the temple of the holy Bo Tree can be seen in this area.
Anuradhapura is mostly famous for the Atamasthana, because of the eight particular warship places.
1. Sri Maha Bodiya
This is an offshoot of the historical Bo Tree under which Lord Buddha became enlightened. The offshoot has been planted in 288 BC and it is the oldest living and human planted tree in the world.
Thuparamaya is the oldest Dageba in Sri Lanaka and it is believed to be enshrine the collar bone relic of Lord Buddha. Thuparama Temple is close to the Thuparama Dageba.
Lowamahapaya is a complex which was once a structure of its own class, and it is also known as Brazen Place.
After defeating of king Elara, the great king Dutugemunu has built this Stupa.
The king Wlagamba has constructed Lankaramaya in a historical place.
Other particular places in Anuradhapura
This statue has been carved in 5th century and in the reign of king Datusena. The height of the statue is 13 meeters and carved out of solid granite. It has established about 50 km south east of Anuradhapura.
Isurumuniya Lovers is one of carving in Isurumuniya Temple. This temple has been built in the 3rd century and it is famous for rock carvings. It is believed that the carving may represent the prince Saliya who is son of the great king Dutugemunu and the Law-caste maiden whom Saliya lovered.
Samadhi Pilimaya is a statue which is meditating Lord Buddha and with 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 meters) height. it is considered that the statue has been during the 3rd or 4th century and made out of dolomite marble. Among the best Sculptures in the Anuradhapura area it is the most important one. When anyone is looking at the face of the statue in three sides, 3 different features show in three profile of the face (slight sadness, slightly smiling, natural feature)
Mihinthale is the place which Mihindu Thera firstly came to Sri Lanka to introduce Buddhism for the good of the Sri Lankan peoples. Mihindu Thera is the son of great Indian emperor Ashoka.
Polonnaruwa is the second medieval capital in Sri Lanka (11th- 12th century AD) and is a well preserved ancient & the best planned archeological city of Sri Lanka consisting with Dagebas, moonstones, beautiful parks, colossal structures, massive buildings, elegant statues and temples. The history of Polonnaruwa goes as far as 4th century BC. In this century a minister of king Vijaya has established a town as ("Vijitha Gama") in the area now called Kaduruwela. This area has gradually developed as a agricultural area with a complex irrigation systems and water servers.
As a shelter to escape the enemy, a king has constructed the Dambulla Temple in the first century BC. Consisting with five cave image houses and over 150 Buddha's statues the temple is a unique complex.
The famous Aluviharaya has a great historic importance, it is traced back to the 3rd century BC in the reign of king Devanampiyatissa. The Thripitaka which are the Buddhist scriptures (Vinaya Pitaka, Abidarma Pitaka, Sutra Pitaka) have been written on Ola books in Pali language by conclave of Buddhist monks in the Aloka Lena of the Aluviharaya Temple. It is most significance of the Aluviharaya temple. Surrounded by hills, at the present, the Temple has 13 rock caves including with Aloka Lena which was the Thripitaka have been written.
Sigiriya is popular among the tourists, visitors and pilgrims especially for the Sigiriya rock, gardens ans sanctuary, because of the historical value, attractions, and importance of the Buddhism. Sigiriya is in the north central province in Sri Lanka and the town has been commenced over more than 7000 years ago. Most of the paintings of the Sigiriya are about 1500 years old. During the reign of king Kashyapa, the ancient palace complex has been erected Kashyapa in 477 AD basically as a fortress and palace. After long time (in the 16th and 17th centuries) it became a monastic refuge. From the land surrounding of the Sigiriya, the rock has jut out 200m, anyone is wonderful to think how the peoples built it. The paintings of the rock are glorious examples to the classical realism of Sri Lanka as well as add attractions to the Sigiriya as ancient attributions. The rock with the summit, wild sanctuary, and gardens (water gardens, builder gardens, palace gardens and terrace garden) are the most significance parts of the Sigiriya.
Sigiriya has situated 183km from Colombo. This is a most suitable, attractive, wonderful and beautiful area and place to visit. Anyone can get comfortable accommodations close to the Sigiriya.
As the historical story, the great king Buwanekabahu (4) has established Gampola Kingdom (1341-1357 AD) mainly focusing Ambuluwawa peak. The height of the peak is 1965 feet from sea level and 365 from Gampola town.
About 200 kinds of plants belonging to 80 plant families have been found in this area and the mountain has surrounded with uniformly spread ever green forest, blossomed flower plants and creepers. Some other specific mountain in Sri lanak can be seen at the Ambuluwawa rock mountain, this view enrich the scenic beauty of the place, those are Piduruthalagala in the east, Bathalegoda or Bible rock in the west, Sri pada (Samanala Kanda or Adam's Peak) in the south Knackales range in the south, Hanthana and Hunnasgiri mountains are also clearly visible.
Water parks, stone parks, twin ponds and The Bo Sapling Obtained from the Sri Maha Bodi are the unique thing in the summit.
Modern Hanwella is no sleepy little hamlet. The majority of its inhabitants are farmers. Paddy, vegetables and fruits are widely and extensively grown.
A few miles from the main town is a Roman Catholic Convent. The nuns there have learnt the specialized art of nurturing silk worms and weaving the most beautiful and softest natural silks in Sri Lanka.
At Hanwella, those traveling on to the high level road or branching off from the low level road from Colombo, get their first glimpse of Sri Pada.