Built during the reign of King Valagamba during 104-77 B.C, the Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple is an ancient temple that would obviously be flaunted in the Sri Lankan history as an important landmark that had paved the way for many great things. While on the way out after exploring this site, head over to Sigiriya for more sightseeing where those looking for good Sigiriya restaurants to have a fulfilling meal can make their way to Aliya Resort & Spa known to be one of the most sought afterresorts in Sri Lanka. It is at the Aluvihara Rock Cave temple that the Tripitakas, the Buddhist scriptures which had been passed down in an oral tradition had been written down in ola leaves for the first time in history, thereby marking an important chapter in the Buddhist history. Apart from its historical significance, the Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple is also known for its profusion of colourful frescoes and statues of various nature found inside the shrine houses. Travellers visiting the temple also have the priviledge of catching a sight of various antiques such as ancient arecanut cutters, lamps, swords and knives that are remnants of a glorious past long ago.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+