Archive for August, 2013

First Cave – Dambulla

The first cave of Dambulla cave complex named ‘Devaraja Viharaya’ or ‘Cave of the Divine King’ houses a 14m long Buddha statue depicting the final extinction. First cave was carved out of solid rock.

Second Cave – Dambulla

Second and the largest cave of Dambulla cave complex, called Maharaja Lena or ‘Cave of the Great Kings’, houses largest statues of King Vattagamani and King Nissanka Mala. Among dozens of sitting, standing and lying Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas there are also some Hindu gods, of whom Vishnu can always be identified by his blue color. […]

Third Cave – Dambulla

Third cave of Dambulla Cave complex, Maha Alut Vihara or ‘Great New Monastery’ houses 50 statues of Buddha alongwith a statue of a king. Paintings on ceiling & walls of the cave are in Kandyan style which were made during the rule of King Kirti Sri Rajasinha (1747-1782), the famous Buddhist revivalist.

Fourth and Fifth Caves – Dambulla

The fourth & fifth caves of Dambulla cave complex are smaller than the other caves. The fourth cave, dating from the first century BC, is the most beautiful.

Royal Lotus Hotel

Property Location When you stay at Royal Lotus Hotel in Giritale, you’ll be within the vicinity of Polonnaruwa Wihara. This hotel is within the region of Sigiriya Museum. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Dining Relax with your favorite drink at […]