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Maha Saman Dewalaya

Panadura Road, Ratnapura 70000, Sri Lanka
+94 45 5 687859
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Sacred

A place where most of the locals (Mainly Buddhists) visit sometime several times a year. A sacred... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Chathubhanu
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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A Buddhist temple with a long history and is rich of it's own culture. Attracts mostly Buddhists... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
NamalCG
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“sacred place” (4 reviews)
“lord buddha” (3 reviews)
“sri lanka” (6 reviews)
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Panadura Road, Ratnapura 70000, Sri Lanka
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+94 45 5 687859
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

A place where most of the locals (Mainly Buddhists) visit sometime several times a year. A sacred shrine with a long history. This place is dedicated to the god "Saman" who has close ties with Buddhism and Lord Buddha. Famous Sri Pada (Also known as...More

Thank Chathubhanu
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A Buddhist temple with a long history and is rich of it's own culture. Attracts mostly Buddhists who worship Lord Sri Sumana Saman.

Thank NamalCG
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

A shrine dedicated to deity Saman who is the guardian god to Sabaragamuwa province. The ancient chronicals reveals that he was the leader of the Deva tribe in ancient Lanka and one of the great follower of Lord Buddha. The Lord Saman is greatly venerated...More

Thank Anuka C
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful trip that me and my wife had. Not so far away from Colombo and atmosphere was wonderful. Roads were satisfactory conditions. We were able to drive closer to dewalaya and not so much pilgrims were there that day. On the way...More

Thank Dasun H
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Nice place to see with a historical value.The growing stone is something you should see in this place.

Thank nilusharatnayake
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

A place where millions of devotees comes and visit, charming and relaxing place with majestic ancient buildings and the place is dedicated to GREAT GOD SAMAN ( MAHA SAMAN DEVIYO) mainly Buddhist and other devotees comes and pay homage and offerings. there are few shrines...More

Thank Danushka W
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

it is mentioned that the Administrator Saman, attained the first level of enlightenment Sotapanna at the end of the sermon of Lord Buddha. actually this is the only one sinhala dewalaya in sri lanka (sman means sinhala god). this temple popular among the Buddhist people...More

Thank Lahiru M
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Not a bad place to visit if you're close by... If you're a religious person a must visit in the district. The main pooja closed between 12.00-15.00.

1  Thank Madushan J
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

There are not many activities,what to do in Rathnapura-buying gems and visit this temple. Temple is popular for budhists and it is interesting for tourists ,too. Aspatialy in the evening, when only few local people are there and no tourists. It is nice, historical and...More

Thank Petr S
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Almost all the Buddhists visit Mahasaman Devalaya at Ratnapura with archaeological monuments. Good resting place !

Thank rohan2525
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