Dimbulagala is one of the most important historical areas in the province of North Centala. The history of Dimbulagala predates the advent of prince Vijaya by hundreds of years. Dimbulagala was a community center for the “Yaksha” tribe. Their major settlement was called “Yakkure,” and it was located close to the town of Dimbulagala. After losing their home at “”Sheershawasthupura,”” the primary Yaksha city in Sri Lanka, where Kuweni was born, they relocated to this location to be with other Yaksha people. An other female Yaksha chieftain by the name of Chethiya, who lived in Dimbulagala, assisted Prince Pandukabhaya in his conquest of the Sinhala Kingdom. According to the literature, Prince Pandukabhaya has been a resident here for around 4 years. uththagaththathissa Arahath Thero has been a resident of this location since his demise. Therefore, King Walagamba constructed a series of temples at Dimbulagala for Kuththagaththathissa Thero, which are still in use today. Maliyadewa Thero The Megawarna narrative has been preached here by the last ArahathThero of Sri Lanka. After that, he spent a considerable amount of time at Dimbulagala. Dimbulagala was established as a Buddhist educational center during the reign of the Pollonnaruwa kingdom (during the reign of King Wijayabahu I). It was a well-known destination for Buddhists throughout the world.
Dimbulagala predates the advent of prince Vijaya by hundreds of years. It was established as a Buddhist educational center during the reign of King Wijayabahu I. The Megawarna narrative has been preached here by the last Arahath Thero of Sri Lanka.
The mighty King Parakramabahuhas split the priests of Dimbulagala into two groups, each with its own set of rules. Grantha Dhooraya was the name of one of the groups that was involved in Buddhist religious activities. Widarhsana Dhooraya (meditation) is being practiced by the other. For the priests of Grantha Dhooraya, a location known as Namal Pokuna in Dimbulagala was designated as a priestly residence. The area of Mara Weediya was then designated as WidarhsanaDhooraya’s territory. He offered a wide expanse of paddy fields to serve as a meeting place for all of the priests. In Mara Weediya, there was a painting depicting the sun and the moon. It means that if someone uses these paddy fields for their own purposes, they will be reborn as dogs and craws for as long as the sun and moon continue to shine. After the Kalinga Maga invasion, which occurred during the reign of King Nishankamalla, the area around Dimbulagala began to be wooded. (A.C1203)
The current revitalization of the Dimbulagala temple was prompted by the death of Ven. Kithalagama Seelalankara Thero, who was killed on August 8, 1995, by L.T.T.E. members. There you have it, the history of Dimbulgala.
After the Kalinga Maga invasion, the area around Dimbulagala began to be wooded. After the death of Ven. Kithalagama Seelalankara Thero, who was killed on August 8, 1995, by L.T.E. members.
Attractions in Dimbulaga can be promoted to both local and international tourists due to the large number of them. They date back thousands of years, with the majority of them dating back far further. Namal Pokuna Ruins, for example, are among them.
Garden ponds, Mara Weediya, and Akash Chaithya are few examples of herbal ponds in the region a gala hosted by Sinha.
Located in the NamalPokuna area was an ancient temple named Dimbulagala. As previously stated, during the reign of King Great Parakramabahu, a portion of Dimbulagala was set aside for priests who were engaged in religious endeavors. This area is currently home to a large number of ruins. From the Namal Pokuna temple, you can ascend to Akasa Chaithya. On your way back, you will come across the same route that leads to the herbal ponds and Mara Weediya. When compared to the previous trail, this one is much easier to climb.
It’s named Mara Weediya, and it’s located in the middle of the rock, facing south-west / south-south-south. This name is a mystery, and no one knows why it was given to it. Some archaeologists assume that Mara is an abbreviation for the Pandya tribesmanship. It was during the time of the Pollonnaruwa dynasty that Dimbulagala became an international Buddhist center. As a result, members from the Kalinga and Pandya tribes attended. Several caverns were mentioned in the literature, the most notable of which were Sanda Maha Lena and Hiru Maha Lena. Queen Wickramabahu-Sundara MahaDewiya, the wife of King Wickramabahu, has witnessed the challenges devotees face when traveling from one cave to another using ropes and other means of transportation. When she finished, she renamed these two caves, Kalinga Lena (because of the Kalinga people), and the road, Mara Weediya (because of the Mara people) (Because of Pandya people).
Located at the summit of this granite range is Sinhagala. It is known as Sinhagala because it is regarded as resembling the head of a lion.
Mara Weediya is an abbreviation for the Pandya tribesmanship. It was during the time of the Pollonnaruwa dynasty that Dimbulagala became an international Buddhist center. Located at the summit of this granite range is Sinhagala, it is regarded as resembling the head of a lion.
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