Adigala Raja Maha Viharaya
There are many temples in the Anuradhapura district Sri Lanka. that are related to the unique culture of Gamai – Pansalai – Wewai Dagabai. The Angigala Raja Maha Viharaya is about 15 kms away from Thambuttegama Queen Junction on the Anuradhapura – Kurunegala main road.
The history of this Vihara can be clearly identified as a temple which is related to the early period of Anuradhapura period. Believed that two rock inscriptions in the temple, situated the largest rock pillars, dating back to the 2nd century BC. Although some cave inscriptions have been destroyed over time, the rest of the cave inscriptions can be interpreted to some extent. One such inscription states that a monk belonging to the Tissa tribe conferred this gift. Another cave inscription states that the cave sacrifice was performed by the eldest son of the leading Uththaya.
However, when searching for this information, it is clear that the Buddha Viharaya was very famous in the early days of the Buddha Sasana. Mr. Senarath Paranavitana has expressed his opinion on this letter which is only a few inscriptions, in front of the cave temple of the Jigala Viharaya. According to the opinion of the archaeologists, this area has been in the past a flourishing trading town, near Kala Oya. This the Adigala Rajamaha Viharaya known as the Dighavapi Dwara Viharaya. This temple’s name is Aaliipawada Viharaya. People are belive that the ‘Alaha Tanka’ built by the Minister named ‘Alaha’. (today called Angamu Tank). All taxes of water of the tank has been sacrificed to the ‘Alaipawaththa’. An inspection of the inscription reveals that the temple – built by the great King Adhigala.
One of the most beautiful rock formations in the temple is the rock climbing rock of the temple. When you reach the top of the rock – there is a huge plain too. On the top of the rock are the ruins of an ancient dagoba. six feet long stone image you can see the vicinity of the Dagoba. This ancient motive is call as Asela Vaidya (Aleva Pavatha Chaetha). Likewise, That name gave because it made by Minister Asela.
At the top of the rock, there is a natural pond that resembles the shape of Sri Lanka. Also, The view from the top of the rock can also be spectacular. Nilwan Kedaya, Thumbulla Lake, Angamuwa Wewa Rajanganaya are the most beautiful and picturesque in nature.
Several natural ponds can see in several places of this rock. At the foot of the rock is an ancient temple house. The Buddha and Lord Vishnu Statues Already Destroyed.
At the foot of the Vihara Giri monument is a collection of ancient inscriptions, the head of a statue of women, and a stone statue. The Angigala Rajamaha Viharaya, which has a long history surrounding the Rajanganaya Movement, discovered by the Venerable Pahalagama Gunarathne Thero. In 1969 AD temple development work carried out.