Rajagala -01

teraha ca Bata ca lene guse”


This is a pre-Brahmi cave inscription from in Digamadulla district. This cave named Cave belongs to Thero and Lord Namaliya.

Nandika’s name appears in many instances. Other members of Nadika’s family are also revealed elsewhere. Whether this is the same or several people should be investigated very carefully. In other inscriptions found related to Nadika, it is said that he was a layman.

The same thing can be said about Namaliya. There are many inscriptions of all over Sri Lanka. It is said that he was a lay person in those cases as well, so it should be carefully studied along with the other chronicles.

Several Caves can be found in Sri Lanka, they are located in Rajagala, Bambaragala, Galgamuwa etc. The most famous cave is located in Bambaragala in Kandy district.