Buduruwagala Museum
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1988

Holidays :
Tuesdays

Visiting Hours :
8.30am to 5.00 pm

Contact No :

Location :
Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka

Display Objects :

The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought.

The statues date back to 10 century AD.




Description :

  • Buduruwagala is located 5km south of Wellawaya.

  • Literally it means images of Buddha.

  • The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted.

  • The central of the three figures to the Buddha's right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

  • To the left of this white painted figure is a female figure in the thrice-bent posture, which is thought to be his consort-Tara.