21 Mar

Diwaguhawa / Batadombalena

Distance from Kuruwita Retreat –

The Batatotalena Cave also known as the Diva Guhava in Buddhist literature,(Not to be mistaken as the Batadombalena. Batandomba lena is a pre historic cave/settlement), is a cave system in Sudagala, 8 km (5 mi) away from the town of Kuruwita, in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.

The cave measures approximately 15 m (49 ft) high, 18 m (59 ft) wide, and 25 m (82 ft) in length, totalling the internal cave area to 6,800 m3 (240,000 cu ft). Accessing the cave involves a 400 m (1,300 ft) hike from Sudagala, and an additional 50 m (160 ft) climb to reach the cave entrance. Approximately 30 m (98 ft) from the cave is another partially submerged cave, which is accessible after a 20 m (66 ft) swim

In Buddhism, it is believed to be the cave in which the Lord Buddha spent the day after placing his footprint on Adam’s Peak, from where he supposedly proceeded to Dighavapi

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