Aluviharaya Cave Temple

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Aluviharaya Cave Temple

Located a short distance from Matale town, Aluwihara signifies the greatest single event since the Buddha’s (Parinibbana) . It was here that the Tripitake (Scriptures) were committed to writing in the 1st century BC. during the reign of King Walagamba. Tripitake consists of Three Pitaka, namely ; The Vinaya Pitaka (Which consists of rules governing the conduct of monks and nuns and the regulations pertaining to the internal 55 affairs of the Sangha, the monastic order)


The Sutta Pitaka (the records of the Buddha’s sermons and discussion and other literary documents). The Abhidhamma Pitaka (a collection of seven treaties which are the fundamental principles of the Suttaa, in accordance with detailed psychological analysis) You can see Ola books, styluses used for writing on Ola leaves, rock carving and many Buddha statues here.



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