Colombo Sights: The Temple Of Gangaramaya

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The Gangaramaya temple (Gangaramaya Temple), Colombo is the most rich and famous in Sri Lanka. It was built just over 120 years ago and is dedicated to Buddhism. Among tourists, it is quite a popular place. It is a small religious complex with several buildings among which the Church, library, Museum, classrooms. In the Eastern part of the small lake Biera are two pavilions for meditation (Seema Malakaya) related also to the Temple. In one of the perimeter of a bronze Buddha statue, the other at the centre is the bodhi tree (bodhi) and the four faces of the Brahmans. In the evenings, the pavilions are lit up with lights. In the temple of Gangaramaya still have Sri Ganesha Hindu temple dedicated to the God Skanda.

The interior of the Temple of Gangaramaya very bright and intense, contains many Buddha images and members of the Buddhist Pantheon, and statues of Buddha. One of the interesting places is a multi-tiered wall, in the steps which has numerous statues of Buddha. Noteworthy are a large library with valuable and ancient manuscripts, a Museum with many exhibits showing the history of the country. Temple square is growing the old tree brought from Anuradhapura. There is also the elephant lives annually participating in the marches organized in celebration of the navam Perahera (Navam Perahera), which is celebrated in February on the day of the full moon.

The leadership of the Church takes an active part in the cultural and religious life of the city. It hosts various events, lectures, exhibitions, the temple servants were assisting in the solution of some social problems by organizing free training and technical specialties to everyone, render other assistance.

The site of the temple

🚶 How to get there: Colombo 2 (Slave Island district), St. Sri Jinaratna Road, 62 (temple Colombo on the map)

🕐 Working time: daily, 6.00-18.00

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: entrance to the temple is free, but very actively accepts donations. The entrance to the Museum is RS 100 (see money Sri Lanka)

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admin 9 February, 2015

It makes no sense to the station. While pass control, change money, have exactly no buses will not catch. About to meet and settle this time in the guest if not booked in advance - wouldn't risk it. Although Negombo later falls asleep, still conventionally developed, turrion, then don't sleep until 21:00 ;) !!! But not before midnight for sure. Better book in advance at least for one night, then you definitely will wait and let. ...
12 February, 2015

Thank you! ...
vitalka787 6 December, 2016
Good afternoon, do not tell me the cost of renting lockers at the railway station in Colombo fort , I want to leave winter clothes. Thanks in advance ...
admin 7 December, 2016

I haven't checked, but according to sources on the Internet saw that 60 rupees per day. Even if it's not an exact figure, in any case, somewhere within these limits. I will try tomorrow to see their photos more accurately, so as usual all prices and schedules FOTA can where caught in the frame, there is simply no way to watch. ...
vitalka787 December 9, 2016
Thank You So Much)) ...
Alexa 13 January, 2017
Good day! how are the flights in connection with the repair of the Colombo airport? There is a delay? Queue? Thank you. ...
Chita Vyacheslav 12 November, 2017
Hello, pliz tell me where to look for the bus with номер187 . Everywhere , some people write after leaving the airport, turn left , turn right others write . How to look for bass . Thank you! ...
admin 12 November, 2017

Hello Sheri! All information is different, because at various times he apparently was sent from different places or simply different tourists caught it on the way. Three years ago he was left at the site, ogorojennaja fence from stacks, netting, car Park. If the situation has not changed, look for it there. But for reliability it is better to ask on the spot, not on the street, the taxi drivers, they immediately say that there is nothing, and inside the airport at the employees at the front Desk and tourist information for example. Make sure you double check/ask again information from several people. ...
ZNAdejda January 14, 2019
Input Board obsolete. Now many churches have tickets (they cost 300-400 rupees per person) plus the cost of photo/video shooting and helpers remuneration for additional services. And donations for the development of the temple a separate issue to the discretion of the individual, and for this purpose there are special boxes. ...
admin 15 January, 2019

Hello! Thanks for the info, we at the Colombo detour last time I did about four years ago. So if you have specific information at a cost to the temples, will share it here. ...

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