been a famous cave-dwelling since several centuries before Christ.
This overhanging rock located about 120 meters above the surrounding
plain said to have had seventy three caves in its cluster. In
the eleventh and twelfth centuries Dambulla temple has seen some
improvements with royal patronage. The last revival of the present
temple complex took place during the reign of King Kirti Sri Rajasinha
of Kandy. Several image houses including Dev Raja Vihare, Maha
Raja Vihare, Pas Pilima Vihare and Alut Vihare were completed
at this revival. The entire cave temple complex has exquisite
murals covering 2000 m2 and 161 statues of different figures in
various postures resembling a mixture of religious and secular
sculptures. This documentary gives a full coverage of all aspects
relating to Dambulla Cave Temples which was declared a World Heritage
Site in 1991 by the UNESCO.
Time 43 Minutes Language English / Sinhala