Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya

Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya

Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya
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"Victory land of the ceylon"
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Muthiyangana Dagoba in Badulla: Badulla is situated at the foot of Mount Namunukula, which is the most significant and impressive peak in the southeastern part of Sri Lanka’s highlands. Similarly to Siri Pada (Adam’s Peak) in the southwestern highlands, Namunukula is guarded by a deity. Whereas one of the highest gods of the island, Samana, is the protector of Siri Pada and the Ratnapura at the foot of Sri Lanka’s most venerated mountain, it is a local deity,named Indika, who is the mountain god in the Badulla area. And just as Saman is connected to the legendary visits of Lord Buddha to the island, Indaka invited the Buddha, too. So the legend goes: When the Buddha, in the eights year after his enlightenment, visited Sri Lanka for the third time, he did so on invitation of King Maniakkika of Kelaniya. After resting at the foot of the mountain in Divaguhawa, he went (or flew) to the top of Siri Pada (Adam’s Peak), leaving his footprint on the summit, which is protected by Saman. But then he was invited by the guardian deity of the Namunukula, the above-mentioned Indaka, to visit his home region Badulla, too. So the Buddha did. When he rested in Badulla and held a sermon, beads of perspiration dropped to the ground, instantly transforming themselves into pearls. “Muthu” means “pearl”. So this place became known as “Muthiyangana”. It is held in hight esteem among Sinhalese people and counted as one of the 16 places of the island honoured by the presence of Lord Buddha. These Buddha-visited places are called Solosmasthanas. Badulla Muthiyangana Dagoba this being one of them. This stupa was erected by Indaka at the place of the sermon. Besides the pearls, it also contains hairs of the Buddha. Dagobas enshrining parts of the body of the Buddha, of course, are the highest category of Stupas.

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Kalana
Kandy, Sri Lanka239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Situated at the heart of the Badulla town. One of the temples belong to’Solosmasthana’. The Lord Buddha visited this place on the invitation of God Indaka after visiting Kelaniya. The pagoda contains the sacred sweat that said to be turned into pearls and hair. The pagoda was later reconstructed and renovated by many kings. This place also has the Ananda bo tree. Even it’s situated middle of a busy city this place very calm and peaceful. Parking is available in the behind the temple which is chargeable.
Written September 17, 2020
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Tour Uva
Badulla, Sri Lanka74 contributions
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Dec 2019 • Friends
Muthiyangana Dagoba in Badulla:
Badulla is situated at the foot of Mount Namunukula, which is the most significant and impressive peak in the southeastern part of Sri Lanka’s highlands. Similarly to Siri Pada (Adam’s Peak) in the southwestern highlands, Namunukula is guarded by a deity. Whereas one of the highest gods of the island, Samana, is the protector of Siri Pada and the Ratnapura at the foot of Sri Lanka’s most venerated mountain, it is a local deity,named Indika, who is the mountain god in the Badulla area. And just as Saman is connected to the legendary visits of Lord Buddha to the island, Indaka invited the Buddha, too. So the legend goes: When the Buddha, in the eights year after his enlightenment, visited Sri Lanka for the third time, he did so on invitation of King Maniakkika of Kelaniya. After resting at the foot of the mountain in Divaguhawa, he went (or flew) to the top of Siri Pada (Adam’s Peak), leaving his footprint on the summit, which is protected by Saman. But then he was invited by the guardian deity of the Namunukula, the above-mentioned Indaka, to visit his home region Badulla, too. So the Buddha did. When he rested in Badulla and held a sermon, beads of perspiration dropped to the ground, instantly transforming themselves into pearls. “Muthu” means “pearl”. So this place became known as “Muthiyangana”. It is held in hight esteem among Sinhalese people and counted as one of the 16 places of the island honoured by the presence of Lord Buddha. These Buddha-visited places are called Solosmasthanas. Badulla Muthiyangana Dagoba this being one of them. This stupa was erected by Indaka at the place of the sermon. Besides the pearls, it also contains hairs of the Buddha. Dagobas enshrining parts of the body of the Buddha, of course, are the highest category of Stupas.
Written December 15, 2019
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Muditha J
Colombo, Sri Lanka683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Very famous and important place for Buddhist community in Sri Lanka.
It's located centre of Badulla City
Written December 11, 2018
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Sudantha80
Colombo, Sri Lanka48 contributions
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Jul 2015
This is a popular Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is very important because of the Lord Buddha had visited this place and that was the start of this place. Therefore the temple has a history of more than 2000 years.

Badulla Muthiyangana Perahera is an annual even done based on this temple
Written June 13, 2016
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H@N
Colombo, Sri Lanka26 contributions
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Nov 2015 • Solo
One of the most renowned temples in Sri Lanka for its history. A calm and a quite place. Very easy to find and there's enough parking space right next to the temple premises.
Written December 2, 2015
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Sujeewa W
Colombo, Sri Lanka658 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
Right in the middle of Badulla town. Very easy to access by public transport. Sacred place and it is one of the " solosmastanas" load Buddha has visited according to Buddhists.
Written September 29, 2015
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mahesh9910
Colombo, Sri Lanka273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013
I visited this place in April while I was in Ella. This is located at the heart of badulla city about 20 km away from ella. If you love historical places this is a must visit .
Written May 10, 2013
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bee travels Sri Lanka
Kandy District, Sri Lanka77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
most holy temple in Uwa province. History goes back to over 2600 years still there are so many ruins with great history
Written January 10, 2019
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Ratna K
Colombo, Sri Lanka515 contributions
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Apr 2018 • Family
This temple is very old and has a very unique entrance. The old pagoda. the shrine room with a lot of drawings is a must to visit if you go to Badulla
Written April 13, 2018
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Prasunmed
194 contributions
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Apr 2017 • Family
Very easy to reach this place by train. From railway station only walking distance. This place is very sacred place among srilankan Buddhist people. Because Lord gauthama budda had visited this place before 2500 years ago. There are 24 Budda’s bodhi trees. Ancient temple. There is large bodhi tree , the king Dewanampiathissa had planted that main bodi tree. It is one of the oldest plants in sri lanka. nice background. nice place for photography too. But in some places prohibited to get photos. Before enter this place you have to remove your shoes. Crowded in sri lankan holidays.
Written May 2, 2017
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