Hindagala temple is situated in Galaha area which is about 2 miles away from Colombo-Kandy road. There is a cave with deep incised protective drip ledges. The cave has transformed in to a shrine room later. In terms of the inscription of rock carving it is believed that these belong to the 6th to 7th centuries. However it is of the opinion that the temple has undergone with reconstructions later.
The oldest paintings of Hindagala can be seen in the cave facing eastern side of the rock. Most of the paintings have been faded and decayed. There are two paintings depicting “Thapassu and Balluka” brothers offering alms to the Lord Buddha and another painting shows that the “Sakkra Deva” paying homage to the Buddha in Indrasala cave.
The style of these paintings is treated as similar to the period of Sigiriya. In these paintings outlines have been made in brown colour and other parts have been coloured in yellow, reddish brown, green, white and the artists have used different colours to show the three dimensional shades.
Hindagala Rajamaha Vihara
The paintings of Hindagala which is said to be belong to the period of Kandy