A sacred place dedicated to Lord Buddha, the Kalutara Temple or ‘Kalutara Viharaya’ attracts large numbers of Buddhist devotees throughout the year who arrive bearing flowers and sweet scented sticks. AVANI Kalutara Resort & Spa which is a Kalutara hotel would be an ideal choice for accommodation should one be considering a visit to the temple. This Kalutara hotel Sri Lanka possesses would serve you well on your many journeys within the region.
The viharaya constructed during the 1960s is found to the north of the Kalutara Bridge and has won fame by being recognised as the only ‘dagoba’ in the world which is hollow. One of the more appealing and sacred shrines in the country, the temple is one of the 32 saplings of the Sri Maha Bodhiya of Anuradhapura and thus holds a special place in the country’s history. However it is the 74 murals depicting the life and times of Lord Buddha that is known to capture the hearts of every traveller who calls at the viharaya.
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