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Seema Malaka Temple - Colombo Sri Lanka

Seema Malaka Temple stands on the tranquil waters of the Beira Lake, in the southern part of Colombo city. This temple standing on three manmade podiums is built in conjunction with the nearby main Gangaramaya Temple. The original temple, built in the 19th century by Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumanagala Nayaka Thera, gradually sank in the water. It was in 1979 that Geoffrey Bawa was commissioned to redesign it. 

 

The Design
Uniqueness of this temple is not only credited to the striking location but also to the modern architecture, which most of the Buddhist temples do not have. Its design takes inspiration from the ancient forest monasteries of Anuradhapura and Ritigala and the building has been made in Kandyan style with hanging blue tiled roofs. A pontoon boardwalk links the temple premises to the mainland. Numerous statues of Buddha sitting in different poses adorn the outer boundary wall.

 

A visit here
Will bring immense peace to your mind. As you walk down the floating path leading to the temple, a cool breeze and serenity of the atmosphere will greet you. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting under the Bo tree’s shade on one corner and watching the several pelicans, egrets & cormorants float over the lake.    

Established : 19th Century

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