Aluvihara Cave Temple


importance of Aluvihara Cave Temple
Aluvihara rock cave temple is situated in Matale. It is 26 Km away from Kandy. This temple has a great historic importance. Aluvihara is  considered as the place that  Tripitaka ( Buddhist doctrines)  was documented on palm-leaves by priests in 3rd century AD .Venerable Buddhagosa spent several years in this cave documenting the doctrines of the Buddha This temple is consisted  caves with frescoes and Buddha Statues  that shows talents  of  Archeologists .

Direction to Aluvihara cave temple
You can use A9 road (Kandy- Jaffna) Aluvihara cave temple is situated close to city of Matale It is about
2 km away from Matale town toward dambulla you can reach Matale by train

How Aluvihara (Luminous cave ) got it's name
There are many  legends associated' How Aluvihara(Luminous Cave)  received its name This temple is originally  called as Aloka cave This temple faced east and It is received morning ray of the sun therefore this temple is called as  Aloka cave (lighting Cave)
photos of Aluvihara Cave Temple
Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple


Aluvihara cave temple


Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple

Aluvihara cave temple


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