An ancient forest monastery which lies on a secluded slope of a rocky mountain in Dambana. A steady climb through forests expanding 500acres and rock boulders brings you to a serene environment perfect for meditation.
The Monastery has pathways leading to kuti or monk’s adobes built in drip-ledge caves, where the monks spend their day in peaceful meditation detached from the material things of the world. The cave abodes are filled with Brahmi inscriptions. A serene sight to behold are the orange clad monks walking silently down the pathway in single file, with alms bowls in hand, keeping with traditions dating back to the days of the Buddha.
The award winning film, Suriya Arana that was filmed in a cave of this monastery, is a favorite site among the visitors who come to see this monastery.
The Bawanagala a natural rock surface where monks meditate is yet another attraction worth viewing.