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“A temple with a growing rock tree ( this is not a joke). Must visit”

Maha Saman Dewalaya
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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132 reviews
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“A temple with a growing rock tree ( this is not a joke). Must visit”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

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.

Visited June 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Must visit if you are in sri lanka”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a great place to visit if you are in sri lanka. It represent a very powerful God worshiped by Sri Lankan people. Extremely traditional place too. If you visit this in the "Perahara season" it will be an even more pleasant experience.

Visited March 2013
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