Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SRI LANKA ~ Kalutara Dagoba ~

... Great aerial view... a place of religious worship and the lankdmark of the town... situated on the banks of the River Kaluganga at the point where the river meets the attracts many pilgrims and visitors... Thanks soooo much Ravindra!!【ツ】

Kalutara is a large town in Kalutara District, Western Province. The dagoba was built in the 1960s on the site of a former Portuguese fort.  The white 3 storeys-high dagoba  is believed to be the only Buddha Stupa in the world which is entirely hollow.  Inside the hollow area of the dagoba, a smaller dagoba occupies the centre with its pinnacle soaring towards the dome of the larger one that covers it. The interior of the Stupa is decorated with paintings of the Jataka tales about the life of the Buddha.

It was built on a pre-stressed concrete frame, with the dagoba, the Vatada Maha Seya, having a diameter of 95 feet and a circumference of 300 feet. It took ten years to complete with its pinnacle being crowned in 1974. The relics were placed in the inner chamber and the pinnacle was officially unveiled in 1980.


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