Avukana Buddha Statue, Kekirawa

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The Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka. The statue, which has a height of more than 40 feet (12 m), was carved out of a large granite rock face during the 5th century. It depicts a variation of the Abhaya mudra, and the closely worn robe is elaborately carved. Constructed during the reign of Dhatusena, it may have been made as a result of a competition between a master and a pupil. The Avukana statue is one of the best examples of a standing statue constructed in ancient Sri Lanka. It is now a popular tourist attraction.
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  • The statue itself is well preserved and nice. Now it is under a roof, which makes it look less impressive than in older photos. The entrance fee of 1000 LKR is extremely high and totally undeserved...  more »
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  • Most remarkable place i have gone through. From polonnaruwa its bit far away. But can go. Near a lake the statue situated. Parking there. Statue is huge and nice.. people can worship. Clean place and specially for mind relaxation its good
  • It's a big statue and a tiny temple. Located in a remote area so I am not sure if it's worthy but if you are around, you should definitely visit
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