Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa, Polgahawela

4.7
#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in North Western Province
Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa (Grand Temple of The Gautama Buddha) is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. This magnificent temple was completed in 2012 to honor Gautama Buddha celebrating the 2600th anniversary of his enlightenment. The temple was built through the great meritorious intentions and guidance of the most venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero. The statues, paintings, carvings and all other art works in the temple were made exclusively by highly skilled Sri Lankan artists. As well, thousands of devotees connected to Mahamevnawa monasteries in the country and abroad gave their full financial and volunteer support. By placing the first stone the construction work of the grand temple was started on 6th February 2011 and the construction work was finished completely just in one year and five months. On 2nd July 2012 the temple was offered to Gautama Buddha and opened to the Public in a grand opening ceremony.
Before you head to Polgahawela, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Polgahawela itinerary tool , to make sure you see all that Polgahawela has to offer, including Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa.
Source
Create an itinerary including Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
23 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • It is the central place of the Buddhist religion in the world, where the tooth of Buddha, sacred relic. Pilgrimage and place of Buddhist holidays, it brings together rich rooms, with sacred texts, parts of offerings and thank you.
    View original
  • Be sure to visit the temple, inside the prohibited to photograph, so the most beautiful photo No. Shrine outside of the insanely beautiful, but inside is even better, huge statues, huge paintings. All very beautiful!
    View original
Google
  • A one of beautiful temple haven seen in life. peaceful and very clean.explain everything about the temple before you enter the wiharaya. planty of space available for prayers to worship. This temple mostly famous among the locals.also parking facilities is much available.
  • A magnificent Buddhist Temple in the heart of Sri lanka, Well worth a visit.
Places to stay near Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa

Plan your trip to Polgahawela

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Polgahawela

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 4​h

Side trips from Polgahawela

1.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min