Nathagane is a village situated in Kurunegala in Sri Lankawhich is at the bottom of a 350-meter high mountain range. It has Nathagane Aranya Senasanaya it is also known as the Mundakundapola Nuwara and has a history that goes back to the 2nd-3rd century BC.
About Nathagane Aranya Senasanaya
Nathagane Aranya Senasanaya is an ancient cave temple that is believed to have been a fort, an Aramaic complex, a palace, and a temple at different times in the past. It is believed that King Vattagamini Abhaya after being defeated by the Indian Tamil invaders has stayed in here and later he has gone making caves having natural defenses. After his victory over Indian invaders, all these caves had been converted to cave temples thus the same happened with Nathagane Aranya Senasanaya.
Nathagane Aranya Senasanaya has a very unique structure. It was a very neglected site on the mountain which was revived during the Kandyan era. The architectural features of one of the image houses show styles that are popular during the Kandyan Era. The other image house and other cave buildings are very old and are believed to have been built in the Anuradhapura kingdom.