Nation’s oldest Buddhist murals in dilapidated situation


The oldest murals within the nation, that are greater than 1,800 years outdated, are in a dilapidated situation within the Hindagala Rajamaha Monastery.

These murals depicting Buddha preaching dharma to the gods are actually past recognition, Wayne. Ambilmegama Dhammakithi Thera, the chief officer of the temple stated.

Thera stated that these work are unfold over 4 historical ages within the nation.

He additionally stated that many murals in Raja Maha Vihara are at the moment on the verge of destruction.

Wayne. Dhammakithi Thera lamented that many murals belonging to Anuradhapura, Gampola, Kotte and Kandy eras are being destroyed on this method. He stated that Hindgala Rajmaha Vihar is the one historic temple which has historical murals representing the 4 historic eras of this nation.

He stated that despite the fact that the Archaeological Division and the Central Cultural Fund collectively did some renovations after the matter was raised by the media, he was not happy with the work.

Some murals are being preserved within the temple and Buddha Sasan and Minister for Spiritual and Cultural Affairs Vidur Vikramanayak visited the temple on Tuesday to look into the matter.

The minister inquired in regards to the harm and restoration work and instructed the officers to finish the work on the earliest.


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