Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple – A spiritual experience!

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Main Entrance to the Asokarama Maha Viharaya
Main Entrance to the Asokarama Maha Viharaya

Visit one of the holiest temples of Sri Lanka to experience absolute peace of mind and tranquillity – Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple. Read on to know more about this wondrous temple.

 

Overview

Asokarama Maha Viharaya
Asokarama Maha Viharaya

Located near the western border of the city of Kalutara, The Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple is a divine place of worship frequently visited by devotees around the island.

 

History

Budugeya | Asokarama Maha Viharaya
Budugeya | Asokarama Maha Viharaya

This temple was built in during the year of 1873 to serve as a place to conduct Buddhist sermons for the monk Aluthgama Sangharatne. Only a hall was built at first and as donations started pouring, the hall was expanded as a temple and many people started visiting the place ever since.

 

What can you see and how can you get there

Budugeya | Asokarama Maha Viharaya
Budugeya | Asokarama Maha Viharaya

 

Upon visiting here you will find, a relic chamber surrounded by small halls and a drawing room, you can also see a variety of artworks ranging from wall paintings to statures. You can easily reach the temple from the Kalutara town by public transport or by a tuk-tuk.

 

Getting more information

You will also find many accommodation options near the temple where you can plan your stay after a tiring day of exploring the temple and other attractions in Kalutara. If you wish to know about more beautiful places in Kalutara you can visit the Travel Kalutara website where you can know more about these places and even find accommodation options for your stay.

Best Place to Stay – Anantara Kalutara Resort

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