Galpatha Temple

Attractions, Religious buildings and sites

Located on the south bank of Bentota, the 12th-Century temple has a carved gateway and an inscription recording the gift of land and workers to the monastery. Archaeological studies suggest that King Devanmpiyatissa built the temple. Its 2500-year-old stupa is said to hold a Tooth Relic of Sri Anubuddha Maha Kassyapa Arahat, a prominent disciple of Lord Buddha. Walls within the temple are adorned with murals of Jathaka stories, whilst paintings of lotus flowers decorate the ceilings.


Venue name: Galpatha Temple
Address: Galpatha Temple

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