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Virtual Tour of Kirinda Rajamaha Viharaya

Kirinda temple was built by king Kawanthissa. Kirinda temple can be easily spotted from distance, due to the recently constructed standing Buddha statue. The temple stupa is located the top most position of the premises. We need to climb up to reach the temple premises. According to the historical records and stories, some believe that

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Virtual Tour of Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds) – Anuradhapuraya

The kuttam pokuna were built by the Sinhalese in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura. kuttam pokuna was outstanding architectural and artistic creations of the ancient Sinhalese. The origins of these ponds are not known but it is thought to have been built during the reign of King Aggabodhi. The larger pool of the two is

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Virtual Tour of Lankaramaya (Lankarama Stupa) – Anuradhapura

The Lankarama Stupa in the ancient city of Anuradhapura is much smaller than other stupas in the area and having visited the larger ones this stupa is very much in the same vein.lankarama is a stupa built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place at Galhebakada in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The

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Virtual Tour of Lankathilaka Image House at Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa lanka tilaka vhiharaya Built by King Parakrabahu.it located in Polonnaruwa District of North Central Province. This image house is considered to be the largest image house built in ancient Sri Lanka. According to history, the building had five stories and this image house had been decorated with paintings. The site features a tall statue

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Virtual Tour of Pabalu Vehera at Polonnaruwa

Pabalu viharaya located in Polonnaruwa of North Central Province.It is believed to been built by one of the King Parakramabahu’s consorts, queen Rupawathi. this stupa an unusually shaped brick building and find a cluster of Buddha statues and images of Polonnaruwa era around the stupa. the pinnacle of the Dagoba and the ‘Hatares Kotuwa’ or

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Virtual Tour of Ruwanweli Maha Seya – Anuradhapura

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics in sri Lanka. It was built by King Dutugemunu. This is the most sacred of stupa in Anuradhapura. It is also known as “Mahathupa”, “Swarnamali Chaitya”, “Suvarnamali Mahaceti”and “Rathnamali Dagaba”. Two quarts or one Drona of the Buddha’s relics are enshrined in the stupa, which is the largest collection

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Virtual Tour of Samadhi Buddha Statue at Anuradhapura

The Buddha is depicted in the position of the Dhyana Mudra, the posture of meditation associated with his first Enlightenment. The Samadhi Buddha is a famous statue situated at Mahamevnawa Park in Anuradhapura. This unique piecs of sculpture, was fallen to the ground when re-discovered in 1886. It is 7 feet 3 inches in height

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Virtual Tour of Seruvila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara

Seruwawila Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Trincomalee district in Eastern Province. Seruwila Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient temple. which is among the sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka.It was built during the reign of King Kavantissa containing the Lalata Dathun Wahanse of Lord Buddha. Every year thousands of devotees

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Virtual Tour of Somawathiya Chaitya – Polonnaruwa

The Somawathiya Chaitya is a Buddhist Stupa situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. The stupa was said to have been built by King Abhaya for his wife, Queen Somawathie as a place of worship. It is said to have enshrined the right tooth relic of Lord Buddha. It has been renovated over the years,

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Virtual Tour of Thuparama Dagoba – Oldest Stupa in Sri Lanka

Tuparamaya is a dagaba in anuradhapura,srilanka. There mahinda thero himself introduced theravada Buddhisum and also chitiya worship to sri Lanka.The name thuparamya comes from ‘stupa’ and ‘aramaya’. which is a residential complex for monks.thuparama stupa has been built in the shape of a heap of paddy also this has been renovated from time to time

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