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Rambadagalla Samadhi Buddha Statue

Would you believe that Sri Lanka is the home to the Tallest Granite Samadhi Buddha Statue in the world? That’s right. Any guess? It’s none other than the Samadhi Buddha Statue in the rural village of Rambadagalla, in the Kurunegala district. Samadhi Buddha Statue is 67.5 feet high.

the story of the statue

The destruction of the Bahaminian Buddha statues by the Thaliban extremists which was considered as the largest Buddha Statue In the world today, provided the basic concept to creating the rock statue of this nature. The destruction of Buddha statue which was apprehended as a world heritage was scorned by the whole civilized world, Ven. Amaramoli Thero and the members of the statue carving committee who were deeply grieved over this barbaric action, made a firm determination to carve a large rock statue.

The story continues with the help of the donations Ven. Amaramoli received from donors, the skilled carve-men (Main architect from India) who did the difficult job of carving this gigantic Statue from pure rock. So, based on their effort, today we see the massive – let me say, the Tallest Granite Samadhi Buddha Statue in the world. Nevertheless, this statue is so tall and adored by many worshippers, hundreds flock here daily.

In front of the Statue.

The drive from Colombo is around 3 hours. First, traveling to Kurunegala and from there the easy turn into the Rideegama village. The road condition is Okay and a quite easy drive. The villagers can assist or you can sure use the Google Maps.

Finally, as a Sri Lankan, this is a proud moment for us all. The Tallest Granite Samadhi Buddha Statue in the world is in Sri Lanka. Hence, let us all make an attempt to visit this holy and interesting place at least once.

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