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Gal Viharaya
Widely known Buddha statues because of their exquisite workmanship
Gal Viharaya
Gal Viharaya
Popularly known as Gal - Vihara‚ the site has been identified as the Uttararama built by Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 A.D.). The Buddha images here are widely known because of their exquisite workmanship. There had been individual shrine rooms for the images as suggested by the ruined brick basements. The standing image has been the subject of much controversy because of the rare posture of its hands. The central cave shrine‚ which houses a relatively small image‚ has traces of ancient painting. The inscription on the face of the boulder between the standing image and the cave is the katikavata of King Parakramabahu the Great‚ which contains the details of the reformation of the Sasana and the code of discipline enforced on the Monks.

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