Matara weherahena purwaramaya is situated in the village of weherahena in the district of matara in the southern province in Srilanka. Buddhist as well as non Buddhist live in the world pay homage to this temple and it's very popular among the people in the world.
the colossal Buddha statue is a wonderful mastter piece.the hight of the statue is 88 cubits (39m) The highly significante of this temple is the tunnel shrine.It is 3km from matara town on the matara - kataragama main road turn to left at meddawatta junction and drive 1.1/2 km along the Yatiyana road and turn to left at Weraduwa junction and you can reach the temple.
THE COLOSSAL STATUE SAMADHI
This colossal Buddha statue was the only statue which was built after the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa peried.The height is 39m this was contructed on a stage which was shaped like a lotus flower.This construction was done according to the tradition of Sariputta carving.
The robe of the statue covered only left side ao the shoulder and building was constructed behind the statue for the protection life story of Buddha painted on the walls of this building.more