Sin: මොණරාගල moṇarāgalaTam: மொனராகலை moṉarākalai

‘Peacock Rock’  UP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: monara, ‘peacock’; and gala, ‘rock’.

Monaragala sits at the foot of Peacock Rock, an imposing round-topped densely forested hill, which resembles a peacock.

The 20m Buddha statue at the Monaragala Viharaya is pretty imposing too.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.

 

20 m Buddha Statue at Monaragala Viharaya

Buddha Statue at Monaragala Viharaya         Hiruzara