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Ridi Viharaya (has the English meaning of “Silver Temple”) is a Buddhist temple located in Ridigama, in Kurunegala District of North Western Province. The history of this temple is date back to the reign of King Dutugemunu (161 BC to 137 BC). A silver (in Sinhala; “Ridi”) ore deposit found in this place has provided the funds for the construction of the Ruwanwelisaya Stupa. In return, the King Dutugemunu has built this Ridi Viharaya on the same location where the silver ore deposit was located. The gold-plated Buddha statue, which has been brought from India also a donation of the King Dutugemunu.
Maha Vihare (Patha Vihare)
Maha Vihare ( or Patha Vihare) – The place where the silver ore deposit was located & the gold-plated Buddha Statue placed
Waraka Welandu Viharaya
The Bo Tree
Sarasum Gala Stupa
The story of Ridi Viharaya