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Kandy | Bahirawa Kanda

Bahirawa Kanda

Travel approximately 3 kms via Pushpadana Road in Kandy, in the ascending direction passing Pushpadana Balika Vidyalaya to reach Bahirawa Kanda.

The mountain is 650 feet above the Kandy town and this remarkable location is of special significance to Buddhists. An 88-foot standing Buddha statue is seen on its summit, facing the Dalada Maligawa. There is an abundance of stories in folklore about the name Bahirawa Kanda. A southward branch of the Sri Maha Bodhi was planted on this mountain summit, and a Ran Weta erected around it.


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