The Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya is situated at Mulkirigala in the district of Hambantota. That is 21 km from Tangalle.The massive rock of Mulkirigala is an ancient and an archaeological Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka.It is also known as Little Sigiriya. it’s miles a rock temple that consists of a series of rock temples carved out of the face of a big rock outcrop, throughout the second century B.C.
According to the ancient chronicle Mahavamsa, the Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya temple was built by using King Saddhatissa inside the third century.After this period the temple received royal patronage by severa successive kings. In 461-479 ad duration a stupa was built at Mulgirigala become by way of King Datusena and the temple changed into further advanced through King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe (1747-1782).
They are the Lower Terrace(Patha Maluwa),Bo Tree Terrace (Bodhi Maluwa),Great king’s Temple Terrace(Chaitya Maluwa).These terraces can be accessed comfortably through well paved granite paths and steps going right up to the Dagoba Terrace.situated in Giruwa pattu Of Hambanthota District of southern Srilanka,Mulkirigala is also referred to as as Mulkirigala but the former is greater prominently used at gift.there are many earlier names used for this rock temple such as ‘Samudda Pabbatha’,’Muhunadra Giri’,’Muwatirigala’,’Mulkirigala’ and ‘Mulangiriya’.
The Mulkirigala caves have a combination of religious and secular (non-religious) artwork and sculptures with numerous reclining Buddhas, which include 15 meter lengthy sculptures of the demise Buddha. Mulkirigala Viharaya consists of many beautiful wall art work primarily based on Jataka (previous life’s of Lord Budhdha) stories, which include Wessanthara. Some paintings depict the sins devoted with the aid of humans and the punishments they receive for them which include being eaten by demons.Visiting Mulkirigala temple and get experience ancient places with arts.
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