We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maha Saman Dewalaya

Panadura Road, Ratnapura 70000, Sri Lanka
+94 45 5 687859
Review Highlights
Majectic religious location..

A place where millions of devotees comes and visit, charming and relaxing place with majestic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Danushka W
Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Historical cultural place

it is mentioned that the Administrator Saman, attained the first level of enlightenment Sotapanna... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Lahiru M
Colombo, PR
Read all 24 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Panadura Road, Ratnapura 70000, Sri Lanka
+94 45 5 687859
Write a Review
Reviews (24)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A place where millions of devotees comes and visit, charming and relaxing place with majestic ancient buildings and the place is dedicated to GREAT GOD SAMAN ( MAHA SAMAN DEVIYO) mainly Buddhist and other devotees comes and pay homage and offerings. there are few shrines...More

Thank Danushka W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

it is mentioned that the Administrator Saman, attained the first level of enlightenment Sotapanna at the end of the sermon of Lord Buddha. actually this is the only one sinhala dewalaya in sri lanka (sman means sinhala god). this temple popular among the Buddhist people...More

Thank Lahiru M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Not a bad place to visit if you're close by... If you're a religious person a must visit in the district. The main pooja closed between 12.00-15.00.

Thank Madushan J
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

There are not many activities,what to do in Rathnapura-buying gems and visit this temple. Temple is popular for budhists and it is interesting for tourists ,too. Aspatialy in the evening, when only few local people are there and no tourists. It is nice, historical and...More

Thank Petr S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Almost all the Buddhists visit Mahasaman Devalaya at Ratnapura with archaeological monuments. Good resting place !

Thank rohan2525
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We went there on a poya day (holiday), and found place very calm and quiet with not many people. Buildings and Chethiya show historical value of the place and lot of locals visits for religious importance. Not much to look. But nice different architecture and...More

Thank Dilan A
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Very religious landmark....Said to have a great divine power... Popular place to be visited by tourists, both local and foreign....Must maintain utmost respect at the place.... Very nice place to visit...

Thank Sachintha L
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Most loved place in ratnapura. Even though it's not a temple, still it's a very peaceful place. The annual perahara will held on end of the august, which is much similar to kandy perahara. If possible try to visit on morning before 8am....😊

Thank RuvindaS
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Since I am from Ratnapura, we used to go and worship the God Saman frequently, This is a very popular sacred place in Sri Lanka located in Ratnapura.Annual Perahara is a must watch and almost like Kandy Perahara. It's not an ordinary temple, It has...More

1  Thank chandu1966
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a very popular sacred place located in Ratnapura. very old looking Devala(Place where Statues and sacred things located) calm and nice place.

Thank Asoka E
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Plus
16 reviews
34.28 km away
River Garden
10 reviews
43.59 km away
Garland Caf'e
6 reviews
1.87 km away
11 reviews
39.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Adams Peak (Sri Pada)
339 reviews
18.06 km away
Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
47 reviews
31.44 km away
Xclusive Adventures - Day Tours
61 reviews
33.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Maha Saman Dewalaya staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines