The story of Dambulla cave temple – absolutely breathtaking!

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Considered one of the most iconic places in all of Sri Lanka, the Dambulla Cave temple is frequented by both locals and tourists. Want to know more about the Dambulla caves?

Damulla Cave Temple | Image Credit - Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Damulla Cave Temple | Image Credit – Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Cave One (Deva Raja Viharaya)

Most of the Best Hotels in Sigiriya are located close to this attraction such as Sigiriya Jungles, making this a perfect location to see on your trip. This cave is called the Deva Raja Viharaya due to a long-held belief that the god named Sakka who is the king of gods, had given the finishing touches to the principal image contained in this cave.

Cave two (Maha Raja Viharaya)

The second cave is considered one of the most impressive, with a belief that its founder has been King Vattagamani Abhaya. The cave is painted with brilliant colours all over, containing fifty images.

Cave Three (Maha Alut Viharaya)

It is said that this cave had been used a storeroom long before the 18th century. However, it was made into a shrine room by Kirti Sri Rajasinghe while reforming the Buddhist church later.

Cave Four (Paschima Viharaya)

The fourth cave contains ten figures of the Buddha. There is also a stupa named Soma Cetiya in the centre of this cave.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.

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