Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wahakotte is a beautiful village situated among the hills Pallesiya pattu in Udugoda in the district of Matale.
The name Wahakotte or Wasalakotte means the mansion in the fort. The ruins in this bear witness to this fact.
According to the orientalist ‖ Wahakotte has been a prosperous town and shows evidence of having boasted of a fort protected by a moat. It is possible to believe that there had been a fort constructed by king Elara the illustrious foe of king Dutugamunu.
Daladha Maligawa
Tooth relic is known as one of our world heritage, currently it is been secure in the Daladha Maligawa which is situated in Kandy. It is said in the “Pali Dhatawanshaya’ as we obtained the tooth relic from India. It is also said that after the death of Lord Buddha left tooth had been found and it was handed over to King Babadath who ruled Dantha. After the death of the King Babadath his son king Kasi and after his reign king Sunanda who was king Kasi’s son had done puja’s and gave the greatest security. Later the tooth relic had been treated by king Guhasiva. Later after the marriage of his daughter princess Hemamala and prince Dantha who was the son of king Udeni both were responsible of the relic.
They brought it to Sri Lanka and handed over to king Mahasen and his son Sri Meghawarana. They were happy and well treated the relic for a long time. After Anuradhapura period, Pollonnaruwa period, Dambadeni period, Yapahuwa period, Kurunegala and Kotte period the next was Kandyan kingdom. After the authorities of many kings finally it was the turn to king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe who rebuilt the Daladha Maligawa.
Twin pond
Twin pond consists of two beautiful ponds which is made for Bhikku’s for the bathing purposes. It is a good example to show out the talent of the Sinhala architectural knowledge. Though it is named as “Twin pond” two ponds are in different sizes. Staircases constructed in the ponds are to be convenient for the Bhikku’s.Bunt is made as to easily sit and bathe.
 Aluvihare is known as the place where the Tripitaka Buddha Dhamma was committed to writing is situated in Matale.
King Dewanampiyatissa planted the “Great Bo tree” within the great precincts of the Mahamegha park in Anuradhapura and also erected the Thuparama chetiya there in, for the veneration of Lankan Buddhists. He did not stop at this, but went on to build a number of dagabas and plant Bo saplings at many other locations for the spiritual benefit of Buddhist devotees.Aluvihare, adorned by innumerable caves and a range of rock peaks is one such.
Archaeologists endorse the legendary belief that the dagaba and Bo tree at Aluvihare, can be traced to the reign of King Devanampiyatissa.Aluvihare, abounding in regional assets, gradually turned out to be a famous cave temple consisting of image houses, meditation cells and monasteries.It can be surmised that by the time of King Valagamba, this splendid temple had turned out to be a special Buddhist centre, replete with all the requisites and comforts that it was the most faronred venue to perform the gigantic task of committing the scriptures to writing
It is believed that while a certain there was reciting the commentaries within the precincts of this cave, in the reign of King Devanampiyatissa, it was suddenly lit up by God Sakra and thus came to be known as Alu-lena.