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Situated majestically on top of a hill or "Kanda" (hence the name Kande Viharaya), the Kande Viharaya is also known as the "Aluthgama Kande Viharaya" or "Bentota Kande Viharaya" because of its close proximity to the towns of Aluthgama & Bentota.

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    Gracias Pilar (mil) for your interest. Un abrazo!
    Statue of the Lord Buddha - Tsunami Memorial in Peraliya was done as a replica of the Bamiyan Buddha statues which were in Afghanistan. (These original Afghan statues were destroyed by Taliban militants few years ago). It is a standing Buddha, the male Salsal ('light shines through the universe')The right-hand gesture is 'Gesture of Argument' (vitarka) Also called 'The Gesture of Debate' or 'discussion' mudra. In this gesture the tips of thumb and index finger touched forming a circle. All the other fingers are extended upwards. (This is the mystic gesture of Taras and Bodhisattvas, often used when explaining the Buddhas teachings) but our Buddha here in Bentota is a sitting Buddha performing another mudra ('Gesture of Witness'(bhumisparsha). This gesture is also called 'touching the earth' mudra or 'calling the earth to witness' mudra. The right arm hangs down over the right knee. The hand with the palm turned inward and all the fingers extended downward with the finger touching the lotus throne. The left hand lies on the lap with palm upward. This gesture symbolizes Shakyamunis victory over Mara ( the demon that tempted Gautama Buddha).
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  • Es precioso, este buda fué el que les regalaron después del tsunami ¿no? , pobres que mal lo han tenido que pasar. Muchas gracias Michaela, Pilar
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  • When traveling southwards from Colombo towards Galle, passing Beruwala you come across the "Kaluwamodara" bridge which is situated approximately 59 km (36 miles) from Colombo. Turn left upon passing the bridge and travel approximately 1 km towards "Kaalawila" to arrive at the Kande Viharaya. Situated majestically on top of a hill or "Kanda" (hence the name Kande Viharaya), the path that leads to the temple is bordered by rows & rows of trees. Trees which add beauty to the environment & serenity to the hearts & minds of the pilgrims who visit the Kande Viharaya. The Kande Viharaya is also known as the "Aluthgama Kande Viharaya" or "Bentota Kande Viharaya" because of its close proximity to the towns of Aluthgama & Bentota.
  • The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo (from the Sinhalese Bo) was a large and very old Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa) located in Bodh Gaya (about 100 km (62 mi) from Patna in the Indian state of Bihar), under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as Gautama Buddha, is said to have achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi. In religious iconography, the Bodhi tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves, which are usually prominently displayed. Bodhi trees are planted in close proximity to every Buddhist monastery. View slide
  • Elephants are part of the fabric of Hindu and Buddhist religions. Two important examples are the elephant- headed Hindu deity, Ganesha, and the white elephant in the conception story of the Buddha. Having an elephant at a temple is meant to bring fortune and good luck. It is also used to draw tourists and locals. Tuskers, or elephants with tusks, are especially prized. Temple elephants are not working directly in the tourism industry, but tourists will often see them in countries such as Sri Lanka and India. Unfortunately, most people are unaware that temple captivity is an unacceptable and unhealthy way to keep an elephant. View slide
  • Bodhi Tree The name given to the tree at Bodh Gaya under which the Buddha sat on the night he attained enlightenment (botanical name Ficus religiosa). In the centuries after the Buddha, the Bodhi tree became a symbol of the Buddha's presence and an object of worship. King Asoka's daughter, the nun Sanghamitta, took a cutting of the tree to Sri Lanka where it still grows in the island's ancient capital of Anaradapura.
  • The Staircase leading to the statue adorned with Korawak Gala (Balustrades) the Guard stones and moonstones. The “Korawak gala” lies on the sides of the steps leading to the door or the entrance of the building.
  • The Largest sitting Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, at the Kande Viharaya, Aluthgama Tallest sitting Buddha statue in the country (48m / 160ft)
  • Kande Viharaya is located in Aluthgama, Kaluthra district not much far away from Colombo Galle main road. This temple got its name "Kande Viharaya" (temple on the hill), because it is located at a top of a hill. Kande Viharaya Temple was established in year 1734 and became the regional Buddhist center. The Samadhi Buddha statue was constructed in the recent past and can be visible from a long distance. New Image House is located under this statue and depicts many Jathaka stories and incidents related to the life of Load
  • Text : Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi oreanuş Nicoleta Leu Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Buddhism - Jai Mangal Gatha (Stanzas Of Victory)