Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela, Polgahawela

#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in North Western Province
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela is an ideal day trip idea for anyone interested in learning about the country's culture and religious heritage, located just over two hours from Colombo. The monastery serves as home to about 100 monks--many speak English and are available to answer questions and offer tours. While there, you'll be able to see the Sacred Bodhi Tree Complex, browse the bookshop, make offerings at shrines, and join in the evening chant. Be sure to visit the website for directions, opening hours, and practical information about what to bring. PutMahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela into our Polgahawela trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • It's a unique architectural Buddhist temple. Awesome structure in every piece of view. Not only the building. Statue of lord Buddha.. And his life stories are shown as statues and paintings. In here vehicle parking available. No ticket charges. Very clean and very peaceful place. Can't take photographs inside the temple.
  • This is the best place to get your life filled with worshiping, homages, prayers and more desires, i. e. Mahayana Buddhism. (And also to empty out your wallet.) But it seems like Kiribathgoda Gnanananda and associates' constant attempts to preoccupy the Sri Lankan minds with blind faith are gradually failing nowadays. This is absolutely not the place if you're trying to purify your mind according to the ultimate teaching of Lord Buddha. කිරිබත්ගොඩ හිමිගේ මහමෙවුනාව යනු වන්දනා පූජා යාඥා ප්‍රාර්ථනා වලින් පිරුණු මහායාන බුද්ධාගමේ මිනිසුන් අතරමන් කරවන, සිත පිරිසිදු කරගැනීමට උපකාර වන බුද්ධ ධර්මය ගැන කිසිදු දැනුමක් දැක්මක් ලබාගත නොහැකි, මනසින් විමසා බැලීමට යොමු නොකරවන, දුලබ මිනිස් බව නාස්ති කිරීමටම කැපවුණු අන්ධ භක්තියේ මූලස්ථානයකි.

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