Kelaniya is a suburb of Colombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is known for the Buddhist sanctuary based on the banks of the Kelani River, which goes through the suburb. It is likewise a religious place for adoration of the figures, Vibhishana and Guanyin. Kelaniya Kalyani is made reference to in Ramayana and in the Buddhist narrative, the Mahawansa which expresses that the Gautama Buddha fifth century BC visited the place, after which the dagaba of the sanctuary was built.
The rural area is additionally of chronicled significance as the capital of a commonplace lord Kelani Tissa first century BC whose little girl, Viharamahadevi was the mother of ruler Dutugemunu the colossal, viewed as the most distinguished of the 186 or so rulers of Sri Lanka between the fifth century BC and 1815.
Sri Lankan Buddhists trust that the Buddha visited Kelaniya with the end goal to suppress a squabble between two Naga pioneers of two warring groups: Chulodara truly "the little bellied one" and Mahodara truly "the enormous bellied one". They were quarreling over a gem encrusted honored position. After the Buddha demonstrated to them the uselessness of their fight they changed over to Buddhism and together offered the position of authority to the Buddha. It is trusted that the Dagaba Sthupa or Buddhist sanctuary seen today was worked with the position of royalty as a relic inside.