Ridi Viharaya (which 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 dates 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, 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
Rambadagalla Samadhi Buddha Statue is considered to be the world’s tallest rock carved seated Buddha statue. This is a 67.5 feet high Buddha Statue at Rambadagalla Vidyasagara temple in Kurunegala District of North Western Province. It is located about 4km away from the Ridi Viharaya. Rambadagalla Buddha Statue Construction Stages Rambadagalla Samadhi Buddha Statue – Construction Stupa at the Temple Ancient Shrine Room at the Temple External Links Rambadagalla Samadhi Buddha Statue Read more...