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Nalanda Gedige in Sri Lanka

Updated on January 6, 2012
Nalanda Gedige
Nalanda Gedige

The Center of Sri Lanka

Nalanda Gedige is old stone building used as a place of worship both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. Nalanda Gedige was originally built on the center of Sri Lanka, But because of the construction of the Bowatenna tank it had to be moved to its current location, which is about 80 feet away from its original location. It is considered one of the best examples of restoration archeology because almost every part of the old building was moved to the new place. There are stone carvings all over the building and there are some carving that are only found here in Sri Lanka. There are statues of Lord Buddha as well as Hindu gods inside the building, one possible reason being for this is because most Sri Lankan kings married Indian princesses they needed a common place to worship there gods. There is a museum maintained by the Archeological Department where you can get more information about the place. Nalanda Image house is only 1Km from the main road and easily accessible, but it is one of the lesser know and least visited tourist places. There is a conscious effort to raise awareness by putting up signs etc, which will surely lead to more visitors. The Gedige is located in the Kandy-Dambulla road and its about 20Km from Dambulla town.

Unique stone carving at Nalanda Gedige

This unique stone carving is only found in Nalanda Gedige in Sri Lanka. Its two men and a lion in sexual position
This unique stone carving is only found in Nalanda Gedige in Sri Lanka. Its two men and a lion in sexual position

Video of Nalanda Gedige

Stone Pillar Carvings in Nalanda Gedige

Stone Pillars in Nalanda Gedige
Stone Pillars in Nalanda Gedige

Stone carving of Lord Buddha

Stone carving of Lord Buddha
Stone carving of Lord Buddha

Stone Pillars inside Nalanda Gedige

Stone Pillars inside the Nalanda Gedige
Stone Pillars inside the Nalanda Gedige

Stone carvings at Nalanda Gedige

Some Stone carving at Nalanda Gedige
Some Stone carving at Nalanda Gedige

Side view of Nalanda Gedige

Nalanda Gedige Side view
Nalanda Gedige Side view

Location of Nalanda Gedige

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Considered center of Sri Lanka, this image house in one of the first stone building built in Sri Lanka

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      ruwantrips 5 years ago from Colombo , Sri Lanka

      nice one.I'm new to write in hub pages.

      keep reading your hubs and following you.

      regards

      ruwan

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      Nishadha Silva 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      @Trish_M - It sure is fascinating, thanks for voting up and sharing

      @Einy51 - Thanks, nice to meet a fellow Sri Lankan

      @Silver Fish - Great to hear that you visited Sri Lanka, it sure is a paradise and a great place to visit

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      Silver Fish 6 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      Lovely article. I have visited Sri Lanka and it is one on the most beautiful countries I have seen.

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      Einy51 6 years ago from Gampaha,Srilanka

      Nice article friend.. :)

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      Tricia Mason 6 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi :)

      What a beautiful and fascinating place!

      Really interesting. I've voted up and shared :)

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