This page has pictures of various temples and shrines.

The Cave Temple of Dambulla complex dates back to the first century BCE. It has five caves under a vast overhanging rock, carved with a drip line to keep the interiors dry. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 m² (22,600 square feet). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha's first sermon.

The Cave Temple at Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the holiest site of Buddhism. It is said to hold a tooth of Buddha. This tooth has a long history of being moved around. There are several temples that housed the tooth over the centuries.

Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Various temples and shrines

Small Roadside Buddha Shrine
Small roadside Buddha shrine. (1059k)
Large Roadside Buddha Statue
Large roadside Buddha statue with the Dhyana Mudra. (984k)
Roadside Hindu Shrine
Roadside Hindu shrine. (1163k)
Hindu Temple
Hindu temple. (651k)
Hindu Temple Kandy
Hindu temple in Kandy. (825k)
Large Hindu Temple
Large Hindu temple. (829k)

Cave Temple in Dambulla

Huge Buddha Statue Dharmachakra
Huge Buddha statue with the Dharmachakra Mudra in Dambulla. (811k)
Stupa Dambulla
Stupa in Dambulla. (700k)
Outside Cave Temples Dambulla
Outside of the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (760k)
Paintings Cave Temples Dambulla
Paintings in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (947k)
Paintings Cave Temples Dambulla
Paintings in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (797k)
Paintings Cave Temples Dambulla
Paintings in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (890k)
Buddha Statue Dhyana Mudra
Buddha statue with the Dhyana Mudra in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (807k)
Buddha Statues Cave Temples
Buddha statues in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (1056k)
Buddha Statue Cave Temples
Buddha statue in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (1024k)
Buddha Statue Cave Temples
Buddha statue in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (837k)
Buddha Statues Cave Temples
Buddha statues in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (864k)
Buddha Statue Vitarka Mudra
Buddha statue with the Vitarka Mudra in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (724k)
Buddha Statue Cave Temples
Buddha statue in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (805k)
Buddha Statues Cave Temples
Buddha statues in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (719k)
Buddha Statue Dhyana Mudra
Buddha statue with the Dhyana Mudra in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (907k)
Buddha Statue Cave Temples
Buddha statue in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (898k)
Buddha Statues Cave Temples
Buddha statues in the Cave Temples in Dambulla. (968k)

Temple of the Tooth in Kandy

Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (866k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (967k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (1030k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (819k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (908k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (1003k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (826k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (665k)
Temple Tooth
In the Temple of the Tooth. (735k)
Buddha Statue Bhumisparsha Mudra
Buddha statue with the Bhumisparsha Mudra in the Temple of the Tooth. (580k)

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