Dating back to the 13th century, the Kathaluwa Purwarama Temple proudly stands on the southern coastal town of Koggala and allows devotees to pay homage at one of the most scenic sanctuaries in the country. Offering soothing Ayurveda Sri Lanka experiences, Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara which is amongst Sri Lanka hotels in the area would be a good place to start your holiday while in Koggala.
Art lovers would be treated to a true spectacle finely crafted art that adorn the interior parts of the temple. The murals which are believed to be over 200 years old house an abundance of enchanting tales worth paying close attention to. Visitors should head over to one of the most colourful statuettes in the complex which is the guardian figure in abhaya. Let your eyes lead you to celestial garden on a wall nearby that depicts a pair of kinnaras who are referred to as ‘lovebirds’. From ‘jataka katas’ to even Europeans playing instruments, these would be some of the murals that one would come across while touring this fascinating place on the south coast of the emerald isle.
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