Gangaramaya Temple Colombo Sri Lanka

Gangaramaya Temple

Established in 1885, the Gangaramaya Temple located in Colombo demonstrates a mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. It is one of the most visited and most iconic Buddhist temples in the city.

Gangaramaya Temple

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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