Mawaragala Forest Hermitage

Mawaragala Forest Hermitage

This is an archeological site that represents Anuradhapura period. It is a land of monuments full of ruined buildings with Brahmi inscriptions (cave inscript) and ancient stone quarries including stone boats used for dyeing saffron robes. The pre –Brami inscriptions formed in this place bear evidences that the four caves built by village chieftains nobles and others were offered to the monks who came from the four corners of the country. It is therefore clearly evident that this site had been a forest hermitage of the monks ever since the Anuradhapura period. This sacred place can be reached by travelling 17km in Mahiyangana – Ampara road.

Address

Mawaralagala Aranya Senasanaya, Kandy-Mahiyangane-Padiyatalawa Hwy

Distance from Badulla

66.2Km

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