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Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela

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Darshana Ratnayake wrote a review Feb 2019
Amman, Jordan1897 contributions90 helpful votes
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Just 4 km from the Polgahawela railway crossing. I went with my foriegn buddhist friend. The temple was amazing and i was delighted to see the beauty of it. Whole area is so silence. Well maintain. Unless other temples in Sri Lanka, this temple, stratues and artworks are gold color as thailand, myanmar. Photos are not allowed inside the main hall but all the other area is ok. If you go for a visit evening is best, but from 5 to 5.45 pm the main hall is close for cleaning. Its really worth to attend to religious activities. If you like to buy buddhist books there is a book shop which has books in many languages.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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NishD wrote a review Jul 2018
Kandy, Sri Lanka438 contributions25 helpful votes
Take more time to stay here ,So you can refresh your mind set.Attend to the religious workshops and listen to the blessed instructions . I recommend a full day stay . Please make sure call them prior to visit so that you can have an idea of their programme schedule.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Daveshent wrote a review May 2018
Leek, United Kingdom885 contributions211 helpful votes
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We took a trip to the monastery on our way back from Kandy and wow was it worth it, a little off the beaten track but such a beautiful place, the fantastic attention to detail, the spiritual feeling you are left with make it a breathtaking visit. all the walls and statues are gold leaf and truly enormous. Photography is not permitted inside but is OK from the outside.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Pamila75 wrote a review Feb 2018
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka188 contributions42 helpful votes
In Sri Lanka this is the place for true Buddhism. Every Poya Day there are separate Dhamma program for children and adults. Lot of quality Dhamma books are available for sale.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Priyal W wrote a review Jul 2017
Pasyala, Sri Lanka4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is one of the most popular Buddhist Temple and also the Main Monastery of Mahamevnawa Chain of Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation practicing centres worldwide. If anybody visits Sri Lanka, they must have a visit to this place as well as better to get some knowledge about the Theravada Buddhism and it's applications for a successful, Meaningful and practical life by talking to one of the kind resident monks. The Most Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero is the one who developed this Mahamevnawa Therawada Buddhist practice centre which is a real mirror image of well disciplined ancient Therawada Practice of Lord Buddha's time. The magnificent Sri Sambuddha Raja Maligawa is a fine and creative offering to Lord Buddha built with pious architecture. This famous monastery is fully crowded most days of the year with pious Buddhist devotees.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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