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Buduruwagala Museum

  Province Uva
  District Monaragal
  Nearest Town Buduruwagala
  Museum type Archaeological
  Established in 1988
  Holidays Tuesday
  Visiting Hours 8.30am to 5.00 pm
  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.

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