According to ancient chronicle Sinhala Bodhiwamsa, 32 saplings of sacred figs, which were sprouted from Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, were planted in various parts of the country as instructed by Arahant Mahinda Thera. Further the chronicle states that this Bodhi tree existed intact till the 15th century AD.
However, it is said that the Buddhist public began to view this place as a sacred place after a Pandyan prince named Wickrema Pandya planted a Bodhi tree in the Pahala Maluwa of the Kaluthara Bodhi premises in 1042 AD Prince Wickrema Pandya was viceroy in the Kalutara region during this period. After the Portuguese took control of the maritime provinces of Sri Lanka in the 16th century, the site of the Kalutara Bodhiya was transformed into most likely due to the strategic importance of its location.
This site has a great religious attraction and many devotees from all parts of the island tour and is dedicated to the place. The fascinating beach of Kalutara, the magnet of the incoming tourist attraction of the region, is very close to this site. Many other tourist attractions such as Kalido Beach, the star hotels are also close to this place.
The special attraction for the site visitor is its immense sanctuary built inside the pagoda. The devotees can go inside the wimalathe pagoda and worship the shine.
Kaluthara Bodhiya is located in Kalutara, Colombo-Galle Road, 43 kilometers away from Colombo. You could easily reach this site by bus, take a Colombo Kalutara, Colombo Galle and get off at the town of Kalutara.
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Laya Beach Hotel
No. 286/3, Galle Road, Thalpitiya-north Wadduwa.
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Tel : 0382232815
Earl S Reef Beruwala
No. 91/22, Maradana Road, Moragalla, Beruwala.
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Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort
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Tel : 0342276036
Lanka Princess Hotel
Tel : 0342276711
Nilwala Hotel, Galle Road, Kaluwamodara, Aluthgama.
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Tel : 0342275017
Kamili Beach Villa
No. 531, First Station Road, Waskaduwa, Kalutara
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Tel : 0342231777
Mermaid Hotel & Club
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Tel : 0342237613
Royal Palms Beach Hotel
De Abrew Road, Waskaduwa, Kalutara
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Tel : 0342228113
260, Samanthara Road, Molligoda, Wadduwa.
Tel : 0382295367
Heritance Ayurveda Mahagedara
Galle Road, Moragalle, Beruwala
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Tel : 034555500
Eden Resorts And Spa
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Tel : 0342276075
Life Ayurveda Resort
No:18, Ratnayake Place, Thalpitiya South, Wadduwa
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Tel : 0384927792
Turyaa - Kalutara
Tel : 0342228484
Anantara Kalutara Resort
St. Sebastian's Road, Katukurunda, Kalutara
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Tel : 0344297700
Club Waskaduwa Beach
211, Jayanthi Mawatha, Maha Waskaduwa North, Waskaduwa
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Tel : 0342227799
Hibiscus Beach Hotel
Mahawaskaduwa, Kalutara North, Kaluthara
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Tel : 0345082222
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