Inscriptions say that the rock, which was traditionally traced to children and grandchildren, is said to have originated from the rocky age and was sacred to the Buddha after the establishment of the Buddha Sasana in Lakdiva.
According to this custom, the person who has performed the ritual on the first stone of Sri Lanka may be Samantha Parvatadheshwara Maha Sumana Saman. At the invitation of the Buddha, 500 persons, including the Buddha, came to the top of the beautiful Samantha Kantha Rock and set up the Sri Pada badge, offering the traditional stone cave, the Buddha and the first stone of the Sri Lankan peninsula, to the Buddha and his consort.
The cave where Lord Buddha spent 500 days, including the Buddha, was called Diva Divaguhawa. This is how the ancient cave temple or Batathota cave is called the Divagahama.
According to our chronicles, in the eighth year of the Enlightenment of Lord Thiloguru Sambhu, 500 people accompanied him to the temple of Lord Maniaktha Naraju of Sri Lanka.
The Mahavamsa mentions several important facts for Buddhists among the events of Sri Lanka following this third Enlightenment:
On the invitation of Sri Sumana Saman, the construction of the Sripada logo of the Samantha koopa rock, and the 500 feet hidden in the Siripa site, were built the golden platforms at the Maniakatha Raja Palace for the Lord Buddha. He had spent the day with the Queen and thereafter in Sri Lanka Buddha went up to 11 points promotions madavelāvak the house highlights appointment solosmasthānayan sacred keepers work in those places.
Every year, devotees celebrate Sri Pada on the day of Poonch Poya day, which begins every year on the full moon day of December.
It is from this very day that tens of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims visit this shrine with the grace of the Lord. As Buddhists, we should know how the Divine Cave disappeared without being worshiped by Buddhists for over 700 years.
Batatota Junction is located 07 km (07 km) from Kuruwita Eratna Siripa Road in Kuruwita Divisional Secretariat Division of Ratnapura District. 3 km away from the Nanda Ellawala road, turn left and there is a huge rock in the middle of which is the Divaguhawa or Batathota cave temple.
The historic cave is 150 feet in length, 70 feet in breadth and 50 feet in height. Due to this natural location, sunlight flows into the cave very well until sunset and there is good light throughout the day. A cave is a dark place in the sense that the place where the Lord Buddha spent 500 days, including the Buddha, may have been called “Divagahawa” because of the good sunlight of the day and the falling of the moon at night.
The statues and paintings in this cave are very old. The sacred footprints are located towards the Sri Pada in the cave. Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Sculpture, University of Kelaniya, Dissanayake (21), said that the statue of Satipi Buddha (21), which is made of very old sandalwood, is a clear indication of its antiquity. P. JD. Jayadeva has said that the statue will be restored for the fifth time.
According to Prof. Jayadeva, the statue appears to be over 700 years old. Accordingly, the statue and frescoes can be traced back to the Nissankamalla era.
It is noteworthy that when looking at Sri Pada from this cave at night, the lamp is lit and the lamp of the lamp is visible to Sri Pada. Even the Buddhist flags of the Siripa courtyard can be seen with a telescope during the day.
According to the Daya Cave pilgrimage site, this site has proved to be a place of sapling trees and we can see a large number of flowers blooming for 365 days of the year.
Over a thousand people can easily gather there, the water is always clean in the cave and all the amenities needed to relax in the coolest environment is always amazing.
Thousands of bats live in nearby Gallen, and it is no wonder that a single bait or other animal is not in the limelight.
The aesthetic location of this place, as well as the sacred place which is supposed to have been blessed with Buddhism, is worth a visit to the Buddhists once and for all.
Why did daylight disappear from the people?
According to folklore, King Nissankamalla, who came to the throne of Sri Lanka from 1178 to 1207, spent several days in the village of Batatota in search of the Sri Pada. The king decided that this should be a day’s cave since he had seen the footprint and the light of the cave and thought that it should be a temple, he sent his cousin with the help of a relative.
As a result, the king had forcibly raped a princess of Attapura while the temple industry was going on. It has been revealed in a spirit that a princess named Ratnamali, who had died of hatred with him, had been taken to a cave for 712 years.
The statues and frescoes in the cave testify that during the reign of King Nissanka Malla a temple was built. It is well established that the statues made of sand clay and the Makara Pandava Devalaya are relevant for five eras.
The Chief Incumbent of the Eknaligoda Viharaya, Chief Incumbent of the Eknaligoda Viharaya, Ven.
The Most Ven. Historical evidence suggests that this place was a day-cave and that it was of great religious value.
W. K. The Chief Incumbent of Welikala Pradeshiya Sabha has commended the temple renovation program. With the dedication of all these people, Buddhists were able to see the cave again and again. This is a great miracle.
This is a very beautiful and beautiful journey to the Sripadasa Pilgrimage. Our Buddhists can take a break from this lunar cave while they go on a pilgrimage. This is a great place.