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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.