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Nalanda Gedige is an ancient stone temple situated within the Matale district. The initial location of the temple was considered the centre of Sri Lanka.
Nalanda Gedige is also known to be a temple worshipped by the Buddhists. Along with its prolonged history, some scholars suggest that the ancient temple is of Mahayana faith which was known for its tantric lessons and learnings. The Nalanda Gedige temple's architecture aligns Hindu temples, such as the entrance of the temple, a mandapa (pillared hall), and an ambulatory round to the centre of the holy temple. The combination of art and religion highlights the Nalanda Gedige temples' beauty and allows one to understand the rich and deep meaning behind the masterpiece.