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    For almost three decades, this abandoned temple site with its beautiful and serene natural surroundings, has been slowly decaying away into oblivion. The historical and religious significance of the temple site, as well as, the fact that there are no temples in the vicinity, makes it worthwhile to resurrect the temple for the spiritual well-being of the nearby village population. The proposed new Ehi Passikho Buddhist Center will fulfill the needs of the people in the area while providing an ideal location to meditate for city-dwellers within 2-3 km from the city.

    This is an ideal location showing off the concept of “wewai, dagabai, pansalai”. The Kolapelalikanda mountain and the longest lake in Kurunegala, Wendaru wewa cradles the temple site from above and below. The soothing scenic environment is a natural meditation retreat. The original temple site belonged to the Kurunegala Period and was built during the reign of King Walagamba. This beautiful retreat was first inhabited by meditating hermits. Two rock caves with grooves at the roof edges for protection from rainfall and flowing water, as well as, seven rock pools scattered around to provide drinking water for the hermits are still evident today. According to historical resources, Arahat Maliyadeva has also used the premises at one time, resulting in the name Maliyadeva Arahantha senasanaya. The sakman maluwa (walking meditation compound) used by Maliyadeva Thero can still be seen today.

     

    Although, people belonging to different religions reside around the temple premises, it provides an excellent example of tolerance and respect towards one another in a multicultural and multi-religious society. Therefore, this temple has the potential to be a center for meditation, spiritual growth and Dhamma learning for both local and foreign people in the future.

    A sincere appeal is made for generous support of the noble task in building and reviving a place of worship that has the potential to offer a wonderful spiritual experience to a serene way of life.
    Donations of labour, materials, equipment or monetary value will help build a Temple that will stand generation after generation as evidence of your acts of generosity, good will and belief in service to humanity through Lord Buddh