One of Colombo's oldest Buddhist Temples
Gangaramaya is one of Colombo's oldest Buddhist temples, founded in the late 1800s by the famed scholar-monk Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera.
This Buddhist temple, which consists of several majestic structures, is located near the calm waters of Beira Lake on a plot of ground that was formerly a modest hermitage on marshy soil. It consists of a Vihara (temple), a Cetiya (Pagoda), a Bodhi tree, a Vihara Mandiraya, a Seema Malaka (monks' assembly hall), and a Relic Chamber. On the site are also a museum, a library, a residential hall, a three-story Pirivena, educational halls, and an alms hall.
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