Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya


Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya

Hindagala cave temple is famous for its wall paintings. It can be reach easily from Paradaniaya - Galaha junction.

Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya wall paintings
Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya wall paintings

Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya

Hindagala is one of the affiliate temple comes under Malwathu Vihara Chapter. It’s believed that this temple was built in 6th century.
The main temple located in a cave and consists of a outer roof also. At the time of our visit, cave temple was closed, so we were only able to see the outer wall paintings and the surrounding area.

Main temple entrance of Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Main temple entrance

Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya

Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya

Boo tree and few Na tree are located above the temple premises . The water stream flows next to the this temple adds more beautify to this place.

Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Boo tree

Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya

How to reach Hindagala Rajamaha Viharaya
Hindagala temple is located by the Peradaniya Galaha road. If you are traveling to Kandy from Colombo, turn right from the Galaha junction. Travel few km through the university. Once you passed the university, Hindagala temple is located by your left hand side.

There are two paths to reach the temple. If you are coming by a car, you can drive up to via tarred road or there is a separate stair way from the main road.

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