Maha Saman Dewalaya
Maha Saman Dewalaya
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Lasith Imarshana
Ingiriya, Sri Lanka84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Maha Saman Dewalaya is located near the Rathnapura - Panadura road. It is nice place and have the historical value. The annual Saman Dewalaya perahara is great. If you are looking to visit Rathnapura, I recommend you to visit this out first.
Written January 31, 2022
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Thiranjana Nirmana
Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
sabaragamu maha saman dewalaya is best place to visit..it's most historic al and heritage place.. traditional sabaragamu dances only you can see in this place.. September is a festival session.(perahera session)
Written September 21, 2015
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Manoj A
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
This is one of the most famous temples in around Rathnapura. Its few kilometers from from the town on the Horana -Rathnapura Road.The powerful god Saman who looks after Sri lanka is been blessed in this temple. if you make a wish it comes true for lot of worshipers. The temple is in a huge land beautiful buildings and most important this which I saw was the 500 year old live growing rock tree inside the shrine which you must see. their is a elephant at the temple ,please don't try to feed or touch him with out getting advice from the caretaker of the elephant.
Written June 23, 2014
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Lahiru M
Colombo, PR407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
it is mentioned that the Administrator Saman, attained the first level of enlightenment Sotapanna at the end of the sermon of Lord Buddha. actually this is the only one sinhala dewalaya in sri lanka (sman means sinhala god). this temple popular among the Buddhist people .very beautiful place on Rathnapura district
Written May 3, 2017
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Cyril-Mundy
Colombo, Sri Lanka380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Renowned for its power and capacity to help people, this is a fascinating place to visit. It is also an architectural gem. The stalls outside are also an eye-opener for visitors. The Annual Perahera is great.
Written March 10, 2019
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TilanChamara
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Nice place to visit and spend some time to make your future and make relaxing and good place to lean buddha and god saman.
Written August 27, 2018
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Chathubhanu
Colombo, Sri Lanka70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
A place where most of the locals (Mainly Buddhists) visit sometime several times a year. A sacred shrine with a long history. This place is dedicated to the god "Saman" who has close ties with Buddhism and Lord Buddha. Famous Sri Pada (Also known as Adam's Peak) pilgrimage starts from here first for the Sri Pada pilgrimage season.
Written November 20, 2017
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Danushka Geeth D Wijerathne
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
A place where millions of devotees comes and visit, charming and relaxing place with majestic ancient buildings and the place is dedicated to GREAT GOD SAMAN ( MAHA SAMAN DEVIYO) mainly Buddhist and other devotees comes and pay homage and offerings.
there are few shrines and a stupa that you can warships and the Saman devalaya Perahera or parade is very famous in the country.
Written July 19, 2017
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Madu Jay
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Not a bad place to visit if you're close by... If you're a religious person a must visit in the district. The main pooja closed between 12.00-15.00.
Written April 22, 2017
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Petr S
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
There are not many activities,what to do in Rathnapura-buying gems and visit this temple. Temple is popular for budhists and it is interesting for tourists ,too. Aspatialy in the evening, when only few local people are there and no tourists. It is nice, historical and peaceful place for a short stop , when staying in Rathnapura.
Written April 3, 2017
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