The Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is located Gampaha district and near to the city of Colombo (approximately 7km east of Colombo along the Colombo-Kandy road), Western Province in Sri Lanka. 

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The History of Kelaniya Temple

Kelaniya has pre-historic values and it was ruled by king of Kelani Tissa. It is believed to be the place of Gautama Buddha’s last visit to the country to quell a quarrel between two leaders of Naga. There are Chulodara and Mahodara and they were quarrelling for a jewel embedded throne. Thereafter they were indicated outcomes of their quarrel by Lord Buddha. Then the leaders converted to Buddhism and together offered the throne to the Buddha. Kelaniya Pagoda was built enshrined a gem studded throne on which the Buddha sat and preached.

The Places of images you can visit in Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya

Wall paintings of Kelani Viharaya Sri Lanka