Malwatte Maha Vihara

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Malwatte Maha Vihara information

Kandy , Sri Lanka
Sanagaraja Mawatha
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The principal viharas (Buddhist complexes) in Kandy have considerable importance – the high priests of the two best known, Malwatte and Asgiriya, are the most important in Sri Lanka. They are the headquarters of two of the main nikayas (orders of monks). The Malwatte Maha Vihara is across the lake from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.