Kalutara Bodhiya – A fascinating religious site in a coastal city

Located by the side of Black River, the Kalutara Bodhiya is undoubtedly a fascinating place to visit. Here are some interesting facts about this fascinating religious complex. Cherished Buddhist pilgrimage site The Kalutara Bodhiya welcomes countless pilgrims annually. Spread across both ends of the main Colombo-Galle road, the temple which is known as the Kalutara…

Kalutara Bodhiya – A Sacred Tree with a Unique History

On your journey to the south coast of Sri Lanka, you will come across the charming town of Kalutara where you will find an ancient tree steeped in history; this is known as the Kalutara Bodhiya and it has quite a story to tell. A sacred tree The Kalutara Bodhiya is revered by Buddhists since…

Kalutara Bodhiya – A relic of history, religion and culture

Worshiped by hundreds of devout Buddhists every day, the Kalutara Bodhiya, or the sacred Fig tree of Kalutara stand proudly in all its glory right on the side of Galle road, the same stretch that takes you to numerous hotels in the area including Mermaid Hotel & Club. Although located in the middle of a…

Kalutara Bodhiya – The sacred temple in Sri Lanka’s southern coast

The Kalutara Bodhiya is a Buddhist Temple located in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. It is a hallowed and magnificent landmark on the Galle Road where those travelling to and fro from the South compellingly stopover to pay there respects by way of offering and worship. This sacred temple is located on the estuary…

Kalutara Bodhiya – Where worshippers commune

The city of Kalutara is where one of the 32 saplings of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura was planted. Located on the Galle Road and a short distance away from the Kalutara Bridge is where one will encounter the three storey high Kalutara Bodhiya. Built in the 1960s, this edifice is a…