Sri Lanka is home to a plethora of historical attractions that are worth visiting. The majority of them are concentrated in the province of North Central. The Sri Lankans referred to it as “Raja Rata.” The majority of the historical sites in this area are well-known. Doramandalawa is a neighborhood in the city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. A secluded village located between Mihinthale and Rambewa on the road to Vaunia, it is a haven for travelers. It was a village of more than 200 families in the Anuradhapura district whose name had no meaning to them, despite the fact that their village was called Doramadalawa. As they pass by the cave temple and historic Devalaya in the center of Doramadalawa village on a daily basis, they are aware that they live in a historic village that protected King Pandukabhaya during his childhood from his uncles who desired to see his blood, fearing their annihilation, but they are not proud of this because they are not the ancestral villagers who lived in that historic village. This tranquil little village has an important position in Sri Lanka’s “Maha Vansa,” which is known as the “Great Chronicle of Sri Lanka.”

Doramadalawa is a secluded village located between Mihinthale and Rambewa. It protected King Pandukabhaya during his childhood from his uncles. This tranquil little village has an important position in “Maha Vansa”.

An old temple known as “Doramandalawa Raja MahaViharaya” may be found in the area. Doramandalawa Raja MahaViharaya, which is located in the heart of the hamlet, is a cave temple that dates back more than 2000 years, most likely to the time before Christ. From the assembly pillar, it is clear that this temple dates back to the 9th century. According to mythology, the village of ‘Doramadalawa’, which was the hiding site of prince “Pandukabhaya,” has been renamed to “Dorabawelama,” which means “Dorabawelama” in Sanskrit. This temple is in close proximity to that lake. There is a temple called ‘Tampita Viharaya’ in this area. The mound of stones stands at a height of 5 12 feet. The temple home was constructed with the help of the 15 pillars. There are two inscriptions in that stack of books. With the inscriptions sun, moon, dog, and crow figures, make a note of it in this section. There is a wooden lift (stairs) to take you into the temple, and there is a 4 foot tall Samadhi statue in the temple’s interior that you may see. Couples of ‘Hiti Pilima’ can be found on each side of the double side. There are lotus design and creeper design depicted in the roof paintings in this area. The frescoes are becoming faded and discolored at the moment.
The cave temple at the Doramadalawa Raja MahaViharaya is considered to be the country’s longest cave image house, with a length of more than a kilometer. An ancient Vishnu Devale with a statue of god Vishnu constructed of Rath-Handun wood, which dates back 2300 years, is located next to this.

Doramandalawa Raja Maha Viharaya is considered to be India’s longest cave image house, with a length of more than a kilometer. An ancient Vishnu Devale with a statue of god Vishnu constructed of Rath-Handun wood, dates back 2300 years.

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