According to ancient chronicle Sinhala Bodhiwamsa, 32 saplings of sacred figs, which were sprouted from Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, were planted in various parts of the country as instructed by Arahant Mahinda Thera. Further the chronicle states that this Bodhi tree existed intact till the 15th century AD.
However, it is said that the Buddhist public began to view this place as a sacred place after a Pandyan prince named Wickrema Pandya planted a Bodhi tree in the Pahala Maluwa of the Kaluthara Bodhi premises in 1042 AD Prince Wickrema Pandya was viceroy in the Kalutara region during this period. After the Portuguese took control of the maritime provinces of Sri Lanka in the 16th century, the site of the Kalutara Bodhiya was transformed into most likely due to the strategic importance of its location.
This site has a great religious attraction and many devotees from all parts of the island tour and is dedicated to the place. The fascinating beach of Kalutara, the magnet of the incoming tourist attraction of the region, is very close to this site. Many other tourist attractions such as Kalido Beach, the star hotels are also close to this place.
The special attraction for the site visitor is its immense sanctuary built inside the pagoda. The devotees can go inside the wimalathe pagoda and worship the shine.
Kaluthara Bodhiya is located in Kalutara, Colombo-Galle Road, 43 kilometers away from Colombo. You could easily reach this site by bus, take a Colombo Kalutara, Colombo Galle and get off at the town of Kalutara.
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Avani Kalutara Resort
40, St. Sebastians Road, Katukurunda, Kalutara
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Villa Ocean View
200/1, Molligodawatta, Wadduwa
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Ranmal Holiday Resort
346/5, Galle Road, Gorakana, Moratuwa
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Tel : 0382298921
Occidental Eden Beruwala
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Navro Beach Resort
No. 40, Beach Road, Panadura
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Tel : 0382244144
Mermaid Hotel & Club
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Tel : 0342237613
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
Galle Road, Moragalle, Beruwala
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Tel : 034555500
Laya Leisure - Kukuleganga
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Tel : 0342236533
Taprobana Resort Wadduwa
No. 354/16, Rathnayake Road, Thalpitiya, Wadduwa.
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Tel : 0382283000
Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort
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Tel : 0342276036
Roman Life Ayurveda Resort
No:18, Ratnayake Place, Thalpitiya South, Wadduwa
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Tel : 0384927792
Earls Reef Beruwala
No. 91/22, Maradana Road, Moragalla, Beruwala.
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Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort
Samanthara Road, Wadduwa
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Moragolla Beach, Beruwala
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Tel : 0342297000
Oak-ray Haridra Beach Resort
921, Parallel Road, Pohoddaramulla, Wadduwa.
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Tel : 0382285610
Hibiscus Beach Hotel
Mahawaskaduwa, Kalutara North, Kaluthara
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Tel : 0345082222
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