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Aloka Raja Maha Vihara to become a National Heritage

Aloka Raja Maha Vihara at Aluvihara in Matale.
Aloka Raja Maha Vihara at Aluvihara in Matale.

Aloka Raja Maha Vihara and its premises at Aluvihara in Matale will be declared a National Heritage on January 5 at 9 am during a ceremony presided by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The vihara is of historical and archeological importance as a centre where religion and culture were nurtured and nourished.

History records that Tripitakaya was written using talpathas by the erudite monks of the day, during the times of King Walagamba of the first century of the prehistoric Christian era. With that event, the vihara became a sacred place of worship with world fame.

At the ceremony, President Sirisena will officially declare the composition of Tripitakaya as a National Heritage in the presence of the Maha Sanga of the three Nikayas.


 

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