Paramakanda Cave Temple Anamaduwa
|By : Dinesh Deckker|
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|Year & Month||Number of Days||Crew||Weather||Transport|
|Kadawatha->Ganemulla->Ja-ela->Palavi->Kurunagala Rd->Vennapuwa->Paramakanda Viharaya|
|Travel Tips, Travel Notes and Special remarks|
This is dedicated to My Crew and My Lovely Wife without you all this has not been possible.
It was a very long day. Many places visited in a single day and Thonigala was our Final destination. But while we were at Thonigala Paramakanda Raja Maha Viharaya was clearly visible from Thonigala 2nd Inscription. In Thonigala Inscriptions it is mentioned that the lake in Thonigala was dedicated to Paramakanda Rajamaha Viharaya. So it encouraged us to visit this magnificent place. It was almost near the sunset, we hurried back to the car after spending some quality time in Thonigala.
After some time we started our journey towards the top of Paramakanda rock. There was a staircase consisting 150 steps to reach the top. It was a steep climb yet we ran all the way to the top as we were racing against sun. There was a huge rock balancing on the top of the mountain which we saw from Thonigala. The rock surface it self gave signs that it is millions of years old. The colour formation of the rock different from the granite.
The view from the top of Paramakanda was spectacular. We were able to see paddy fields, lakes and a mountain range in a distance. We experienced strong wind conditions as it’s the “Kites Season”.
It was the end of a very exciting journey. Hope you all enjoyed it. If you are passing Anamaduwa this is a must visit place. I am doing a research on the historical facts of this temple and will update the report soon.
Have a Safe Journey!