Sri Lanka Destinations

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

The location is believed to be ordained by Lord Buddha who spent some time on meditation with 500 arahats.

History states that this place was built in the 2nd century BC as a Pirivena (a monastic college built for Buddhist priests). By the reign of King Kavantissa and King Illanaga the temple was expanded and renovated.

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