Diva Guhawa is mentioned in ancient Buddhist Chronicles as a cave that was visited by the Buddha, he is said to have stayed here the day after visiting Siri Pada (Adam’s Peak). In the 20th century, the famous Batatota Lena, a cave near Kuruwita which is known for its for ist prehistoric findings, has been identified with this Buddha-visited place and became a major Buddhist pilgrimagesite. Inside of Diva Guhawa are several sculptures and decorations from the Kandyan and colonial period and images houses, making this large rock shelter a quite colourful place. In height, the cave measures up to 15 meters. Accessing the shrines of Diva Guhawa requires climbing several stairways along a half-kilometer hike from Sudagala.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka