Lord Buddha's fragrance did not take time to travel all the way from Bodhgaya (India) and touch the kind-hearted people of Sri Lanka. Fringed with a number of temples in the country, Lord Buddha glorifies every day life of Sri Lankan people. The ‘Tooth Temple' of Kandy is the most famous amongst the local people as well as the tourists. It houses a sacred tooth of Lord Buddha, which is said to have taken from the flames of Buddha's funeral pyre in 543 BC. The fascinating story behind its travel from India to Sri Lanka includes its hiding in hair of a princess and thus being smuggled here.
Anuradhapura, at 206 km from Kolombo is considered to be one of the most holy sites in Sri Lanka, which houses the largest ‘dagoba'- a dome enshrining sacred relics of the Buddha - in the country. The 4th century statue of the meditative Buddha is the prime attraction here while Sri maha Bodhi Tree, Thuparma Dagoba, Jetavana Dagoba and Abhayagiri Dagoba demand your close attention. Mihintale, thirteen kilometers from Anuradhapura is a must see destination that houses a number of splendid statues of Lord Buddha.
Pilgrim Tours to Sri Lanka is preferred by the tourists. You can plan to visit different places on your Pilgrim Tours to Sri Lanka. A number of temples have been established in Sri Lanka. The devotees come down to Sri Lanka from all over the world. They visit the temples in Sri Lanka.
Your Pilgrim Tours to Sri Lanka include Bogoda Temple, Muthiyangana, Dowa Cave Temple, Buduruwagala and Adams Peak Sri Lanka. The Bogoda Temple is one of the popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. It was in the year 1999 in the month of April that the temple was dedicated. It is the 57th temple among The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you are planning to visit the temple during your Pilgrim Tours to Sri Lanka then you will have to go 10 miles from downtown of Bagota. There are tall stained glass windows. There is Brazilian granite on the outside part. There are marble designs on the temples. The temple stretches up to an area of 53,500 square feet. There are about 3 rooms in the temples.
Dowa Cave Temple is situated at a distance of 6 Kilometers from the Bandarawela situated on the Badulla-Bandarawella highway. There is a 38 feet Buddha image in the temple. The tourists are attracted to the image of the Buddha. The image is sculptured with a rock and there are other paintings that have beautified the temple. The paintings are of the Kandyan age. The paintings depict the Jakarta stories.
Muthiyangana in Sri Lanka is also one of the important Pilgrim Tours to Sri Lanka. Muthiyangana is among the 16 religious sites for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. There is a belief that Lord Buddha has blessed the site during his visit to the place. Buduruwagala is situated at a distance of 5 Kilometers from the Wellawaya. The meaning of Buduruwagala is images of Buddha. There are about 7 statues. The statues are of the 10th century A.D. You will be impressed by the gigantic statue of Buddha.