Kuragala Buddhist Monastery

Kuragala Buddhist Monastery


Kuragala Buddhist Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist ruins in Sri Lanka. Dating to the early second century. This is a place named as an Archaeological Reserve located in the Balangoda area. This is also known as the oldest archeological site found in Sri Lanka.

This temple is located in the Balangoda area in the Ratnapura District of the Sabaragamuwa Province and is also known as the Kuragala Ancient Buddhist Monastery. This is also a cave style temple.

Archaeological excavations here have uncovered stone tools believed to have been used by prehistoric people. At the same time, bone fragments of a human skeleton believed to have lived 8000 years ago have also been found here.

The brick stupa on the top of the Kuragala hill is an archeological protected monument today. This stupa is considered to belong to the Akasa Chaithya tradition.

Today, Kuragala, the sacred land of the nation, is being redeveloped and enlightened, continuing to break through various threats and clashes, proclaiming to the world the unity and efforts of a thousand Sinhala Buddhist nations.


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