26 July 2009
This picture was taken at a place called Navimana, about two kilometers from Warakapola town towards Mirigama. Navimana is an ‘Aranya Senanasanaya’, a place where Buddhist monks and devotees could meditate in a place of seclusion. The closest word I could gather is ‘hermitage’.
The temple is situated on top of a small hill. The place is similar to Buddhangala and Arankele, but the vegetation is quite different as it is situated in the wet zone. The entire locale is covered with rich foliage mostly of mahogany trees and lots of undergrowth. It was very relaxing to walk along the path to the top of the hill.
The above picture was taken near the temple and it shows part of the panoramic view as well. I have added more pictures here.