Degoldoruwa Raja Maha Viharaya is located in the village of Amunugama near the Kandy town. The Degoldorua Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist cave temples in Sri Lanka. This is in contrast to the cave temples in Sri Lanka. It is because of two caves. The cave has been excavated from the rock and is about 12.3 meters (40 ft) high, giving shelter to the shrine room and entrance. It is famous for Candian era murals. During the reign of King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe. 1747-1782]  The temple was started by his younger brother Rajadi Rajasinghe and was completed after Rajadhi Rajasinghe was enthroned. After the completion of the Devalaya, Rajadhi Rajasinghe handed over the temple to a learned monk, Moratota Dhammakanda Maha Thera [1734-1811].
In front of the temple is a beautiful rooftop lodge with two rooftops. The first is a drum hall and the second is an idol house. The third chamber, the main shrine room, is cut into rock. Unusual for the drum hall (or excavation hall), it is more directly connected to other temples than a separate pavilion, as seen in many temples. The shrine room has metal fixtures on the doors leading from the main chapel. They were previously full of jewelry. The main image is a large inclined Buddha; The wall in front of the Lord Buddha depicts images of the birth of the Buddha and stupas of major pilgrimages in Sri Lanka.
The War of Mara is an artistic representation of the Buddha’s internal spiritual battle against death, death, rebirth and desire. The murals are unique in that they contain a large number of different elements such as people, trees and animals, showing the individual’s front view, not the rear view. The trees are painted in stylistic style and the branches and leaves are spread out on each side. Elements such as elephant decorations and employees’ uniforms are often depicted in great detail. All the colors used by the artists in the murals were taken from the bark of the surrounding trees.
The Degoldorua paintings are renowned for their beauty and showcases the customs and social conditions of the era, and the clothes and people’s homes that they wore at the time were vivid. In fact, the paintings show a striking contrast between the garments worn by the Low Countries and the Upcountry. The artwork was created by Devendra Mulachari’s ‘Some Sithara’ Telephone Artists and the most famous artist in the group, Devaragampola Sylvaten Unnans, has done similar paintings in other temples during his lifetime.
The temple contains information about the temple of the Dagaldorua boiled sannasa (copper plate). The temple is famous for its frescoes of the Kandyan period.
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