Gangaramaya is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo, has an architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the Beira Lake. It has the main features of a temple the Cetiya the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema malaka and the Relic Chamber. In addition, a museum, a library, a residential hall, a three storeyed Pirivena, educational halls and an alms hall are also on the premises. The most attracted grand festivals held by the Gangaramaya Temple are the annual Vesak Festival known as ‘Buddha Rashmi Pooja’, and the Navam Perahera, the inception of which dates back to 1979.