Rambodagalla Buddha Statue is the largest rock carved Buddha statue in Sri Lanka. This statue is located in Monaragala Temple in Kurunegala district.
The main character behind the creation of this Buddha statue is the Ven. Egodamulla Amaramoli Thero, the chief incumbent of Vidyasagara Priven Vihara, Monaragala, Rambodagalla, Rideegama, Kurunegala.
After seeing the destruction of Bahamian Buddha Statues (Afghanistan ) by Taliban, Ven. Amaramoli thero determined to carve Buddha Statue with a giant granite rock in his temple premises.
Creation of this gigantic Buddha Statue was started in 13th September, 2003. Chief Artist of this creation is Mr. Padma Sri M Mutthaia Sthipathi, from India.
This 67.5 feet tall statue took more than a decade to complete and now become one of the prominent Buddhist temple in the region. This places is visited by hundreds of Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees daily.
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