|Mawaragala Forest Hermitage|
මාවරගල ආරණ්ය සේනාසනය
|Location||Dambana, Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka|
Mawaragala Aranya Senasanaya or Mawaragala Forest Hermitage (Sinhalaː මාවරගල ආරණ්ය සේනාසනය) is an ancient Buddhist temple in Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka. Situated in Dambana, the temple locate about 15 km (9.3 mi) away from the ancient temple Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara. The temple has been declared as one of archaeological sites in Sri Lanka.
It is believed that the history of Mawaragala Forest Hermitage is dated back to the reign of King Valagamba (103 BC and c. 89–77 BC) and arhat Maliyadeva and 60 Buddhist monks have lived here during that period.
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