Nalanda Gedige

Nalanda Gedige, Matale

Nalanda Gedige
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An ancient mysteries close to Dabulla .it,s more important place as archeological someone studying ancient building structure this is the key point to learn something .
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Vista-Ceylon
Hanwella, Sri Lanka86 contributions
Aug 2020
Ayubowan..!

Nalanda gedige is a Ancient temple situated in mathale district. construct between 8th 10 th centuries. This is clam place to visit with family when we went there no much of tourists. Vehicle parking also there.

This called Nalanda gedige because of the foundation to roof constructed from only the stones and this village called nalanda with the Area name and construction type this temple called as Nalanda Gedige.

History of Nalanda Gedige
Nalanda Gedige is a Buddhist & Hindu mixed temple construct between between 8th and 10th centuries an also design pallwa style. This temple consider as centre of sri lanka.

This is the only one temple Buddhist and Hindu mixed temple in sri Lanka.
1980 this temple carefully dismantle and construct on the site because of this temple level under the Bowathenna Reservoir. (Bowatenna Reservoir make Mahaveli Development project)
its take 10 years to rebuild.
Nalanda Gedige stone crafts only see in this place in sri lanka.
More details you can collect from the museum.
Written September 24, 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,782 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a Hindu Temple built between 8th and 11th century with intriguing carvings and details of Hinduism influence from South Indian architecture in relation to tantric learnings. Free entry to this archeological site. Interesting place to stop over shortly for 15-20 mins after visiting Dambulla Golden Cave Temple before heading to Kandy.
Written March 15, 2020
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beckynmax
Inverness, FL121 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
From the monent you leave your vehicle in the carpark, you know you ate someplace special. You walk down a tree lined path to the gedige or stone temple. The temple itself is a blend of Hindu and Buddhist architecture with impsh dwarves, copulating couples, elephants and Buddhas. Inside is a Buddha image found only in Sri Lanka. Lovely break from the busy dites in the Cultural Triangle.
Written April 2, 2022
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Nilusha Alahakoon
Colombo, Sri Lanka431 contributions
Dec 2020
The Nalanda Gedige is an ancient temple with a Hindu Kovil. This was earlier situated in the middle of the reservoir, but when the expansion of the reservoir, this was relocated as it was earlier days. Shape and stones everything kept as they were.
This place is believed to be the center of Sri Lanka.
Written February 18, 2021
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Roshan Nilupul
Colombo, Sri Lanka89 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited this place during our traval to Moragahakanda Reservoir.

It is an ancient buildings, which build at the center of the country. Most important thing how they located just using mechanical tools without having digital instrument currently available.

Written February 4, 2020
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giusto u
Province of Florence, Italy13 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
this is called as the 'center point ' of ancient Srilanka..nice ancient building with amazing carvings on the stone walls of the temple.sorounded by the beautiful lake.
Written October 2, 2015
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pankaj bansal
New Delhi, India442 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
It is an ancient stone temple near Matale and its original site was considered as the center point of Sri Lanka. The building was constructed in between 8th and 10th centuries with Indian architecture and is believed to have been used by Buddhists.
Written January 4, 2020
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JPNoosa
Noosa, Australia125 contributions
Dec 2019
I’m not sure why not more people stop here because it’s well worth the visit. Perhaps because it’s free, people don’t think it’s worthwhile. However, it’s beautiful complete stone temple, which used to mark the centre of Sri Lanka. It has Buddhist and Hindu elements, making it unique. Use one of the guides and remember to tip him, he will take whatever you give him so 500-600 SLD was very much appreciated in 2019.
Written December 20, 2019
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Lisa H
Bellevue, WA12 contributions
Nov 2015
Though it wasn't on our itinerary, our tour guide suggested we stop at this hidden gem and we're so glad he did! He said it was the exact center of the country, and his GPS app on his iPhone proved him right. It's a stone temple built at least 1200 years ago, and was used by both Hindus and Buddhists in the past. Though it's an archaeological wonder, it seems to be off the beaten path - or it was when we visited. It was a nice change from the other, heavily-trafficked tourist destinations.
Written November 18, 2015
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Filip V
Varna, Bulgaria29 contributions
At the geographical center of Sri Lanka this small temple without entrance fee is worth the visit for people who are more interested in history. If you go for the symbol which is known, you should know it is the only symbol.
Written April 14, 2014
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