Dambegoda Bodhisathwa Statue

There are two iconic statues in Monaragala district about 8 km closer to Okkampitiya. One of those are known as the Maligawila Buddha statues and the other one is the Dombegala Avalokitheshvara Bodhisathwa statue. Both are located closer to each other having about 300m distance.

Dambegoda Bodhisathwa statue. It is located about 300 m closer to the Maligawila Budhdha statue. As per the archaeologists it is a statue of Avalokitheshwara Bodhisathwa. This is a very beautiful statue with nice carvings. It had being badly damage before the renovation.

These statues were built during the  period of King Aggabodhi.

In addition to these statues, there is an ancient pile inscription located loser to the Bodhisathwa statue.

To reach the premises you have to travel Buttala. From there take the road to Okkampitiya for about 9 km and from the Okkampitiya road turn to the Maligawila road. You may reach the location in about 8 km in that road.

 

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