Colossal Buddha Statue of Rambadagalla

Rambdagalla is quite a foreign word for most Sri Lankan people and which is a small town in southern Sri Lanka and has significant reason to be popular on the island, Rambadagalla is not an average remote city anymore, and it is transformed into a leading Buddhist pilgrimage site on southern Sri Lanka with the exposure of one of the largest Buddha statues in Modern Era.

Sri Lanka is a leading Buddhist nation in the world, where the majority of people are believing in the teaching of Buddha. The history of Buddhism on the island dates back many millennia. According to historical notes, the Buddhism was formally introduced to the island in 2nd century BCE, however, Buddha himself visited the island in 6th century BCE.

Sri Lanka is a leading destination to study Buddhism and the island is visited by a large number of Buddhist pilgrims every year, Sri Lanka is home to a large number of important Buddhists temples, some of them are dating back to the pre-Christian era such as SriMaha bodhi, which was introduced to the island in 2nd century BC. According to the historical notes, Sri Lanka was frequented by many foreign Buddhist travellers, most of them visited the island to study Buddhism.

The Colossal 67.5 feet high Buddha Statue at Rambadagalla Vidyasagara Temple in the Rideegama DS division will be revealed on April 30. This is thought to be the world’s tallest rock-slashed situated Buddha picture.

On the welcome of Rambadagalla Chief Incumbent Egodamulle Amaramoli Thero, in the vicinity of  Maha Sangha including  Mahanayake of Amarapura Chapter Aggamaha Panditha Most Ven. Dauldena Gnanissara Thero, Mahanayake of Ramanna Chapter Agga Maha Panditha Most Ven. Napana Pemasiri Thero the disclosing function will be held under the support of President Maithripala Sirisena and Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera on April 30 at 3.30 pm.

Eight centuries after the haughty memorable manifestations of the statues of Galvihara Polonnaruwa, another Sinhala legend drove the best approach to recover the last noteworthy pride of our past.

The individual who carried this considerable undertaking of recovering the downtrodden magnificence wonderfulness and grandness of the country is  Mahanayaka of the Amarapura Ariyawansa Saddhamma Yukktika Maha Nikaya Ven… Egodamulla Amaramoli Thero, the boss officeholder of Vidyasagara Priven Vihara, Monaragala, Rambodagalla, Rideegama, Kurunegala.

The thought of the tremendous Buddha statue has initially dawned on the boss prelate as he sat startled viewing the wanton demolition of the huge Buddha statues at Bamiyan in Afghanistan. As the scenes of demolition unfolded over TV, the Thera has determined that he would do whatever conceivable to assemble a Buddha statue to adversary those passed up a gathering of religious fanatics.

Ven. Amaramoli Thero’s unfaltering love and unfailing supporter have been Head of Eswaran Brothers D. Eassuwaren. This devoted humanist, an enthusiastic Hindu was fundamentally instrumental in getting the master administrations of Master Stone Sculptor of India, Bharatha Padma Shri Muttiah Sthapathi.

In spite of the fact that his precursors had taken part in the sculptural works at Gadaladeni Vihara, Sthapathi had not executed any Buddha moulds anytime recently. Stapathi rendered his administrations completely free. This is the first and last Buddha figure he will make. He has described this Samadhi Buddha design as his ‘perfect work of art’. 

“The peaceful and alleviating teachings of the Supreme Buddha go far to scatter the indecencies of contempt, lack of awareness and desiring that scratch the inherent excellence of the human personality.

This huge statue of the Buddha, slashed out of the living rock, by Indian skilled workers, will reinforce the perpetual profound ties that connect our two countries into an everlasting fellowship”, composed  Former High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka Nirupama Rao who went by the site.

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