Have you ever been to the Grand Temple in Polgahawela? Today our Swaminwahanse kindly taking us all on the unforgettable pilgrimage tour to the Siri Gauthama Sambuddha Raja Maligawa. The Siri Gauthama Sambuddha Raja Maligawa (Grand Temple of Gautama Buddha) is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. This magnificent temple was completed in 2012 to honor Gautama Buddha and to commemorate the 2600th anniversary of his enlightenment. The temple was built with the meritorious intentions and guidance of the most venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero, the founder of the Mahamevnawa Monastery. The statues, paintings, carvings, and all other artworks in the temple are original creations of highly skilled Sri Lankan artists, made exclusively for the Sambuddha Raja Maligawa. The main Buddha statue in the Sambuddha Raja Maligawa contains the relics of Gautama Buddha and is one of the most majestic Buddha Statues in Sri Lanka. The statue represents that great moment when Gautama Buddha becomes enlightened defeating Mara, the evil one, along with his army while the Buddha was sitting at the Neranjara river under the Great Bodhi Tree in India. When you look at the statue you can see that the Buddha is looking at you with eyes full of great compassion and love. We should all try to visit this great place to show our respect to our great teacher the Supreme Buddha.