In Madanvela and Morapaya viharaya a few miles further away Madanvela Viharaya are two gilt images of the Buddha which traditions says were brought by Ven. Maliyadeva Thera. The Madanvela sedant statue is similar to the one at Pusulpitiya which is 1 foot 4 inches high. The image at Morapaya Viharaya is a standing Buddha 23 inches high.
The Buddha image at Madanvela in Samadhi under a Makara with lions is one of the most valuable gold images that we have in the country. It is now placed in the old cave section of the Viharaya. The old image house was demolished to make way for a new building. Parts of the wooden ceiling board of the old Viharaya are now kept in a storehouse together with valuable original paintings.
Morapaya Raja Maha Viharaya | මොරපාය රජමහා විහාරය(දිද්දෙණිය පංසල), Padiyapelella Mandaramnuwara Rd, Sri Lanka
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