Anuradhapura

Ruwanweli Maha Seya

Ruwanweli Maha Seya -The Sand of the Gems

The most venerated Buddhist site in Anuradhapura is Ruwanweliseya Temple which is next to Sri Maha Bodhi.  The Ruwanweli Seya was built by King Dutugamunu who reigned from Anuradhapura. It is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics in Sri Lanka that is considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. The Ruwanweli

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Virtual Tour of Jethawanaramaya Museum – Anuradhapuraya

There are three main halls in this museum. In the Jethavana Museum, we can see many numbers of antiques. In the first room we can have a look at the moonstone and the stone plate found at the excavations, bearing the carvings of the Queen Mahamaya. In the second room Pearls, Gems, beads, Golden ornaments

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Virtual Tour of Vijithapura Rajamaha Viharaya – Anuradhapura

The temple is located in Anuradhapura district of North Central Province. the history of this temple goes back to the reign of King Vijaya. According to the history the Vijithapura battle between King Dutugemunu and king Elara was a decisive and major battle, however king King Dutugemunu has won that battle and King Dutugemunu has

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Guardstones (Ancient Muragala) – Anuradhapura

The “muragala” were one of an association of three aspects of sculpture that adorned the entrance to buildings in ancient times. The earliest muragala date back to the early period of the Anuradhapura Kingdom. It is a unique feature of the Sinhalese architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. The muragala is a set of twin oblong

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Virtual Tour of Jetavanaramaya Stupa Anuradhapuraya

Jetavanaramaya stupa located in Anuradhapura.It was built by King ‘’Mahasena’’ of Anuradhapura. it was completed by his son ‘’Sirimeghavanna’’. it was the world’s tallest stupa and the third tallest structure in the world. A part of a sash or belt tied by the Buddha is believed to be the relic that is enshrined here and

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Virtual Tour of Isurumuniya Viharaya – Anuradhapuraya

Isurumuniya is a Buddist temple situated near to the Thisa wewa in Anuradhapura. This place has written history of about 5000 years. The temple was built by King Devanampiya Tissa. A few yards away from this vihara is the Ranmasu Uyana.This temple is famous for its stone carving of the “Lovers”. The temple complex is small but really diverse.Beside the pond

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Virtual Tour of Moon-stone ( Sandakada Pahana ) – Anuradhapura

 The sandakada pahana is located  anuradhapura. the first sandakada pahanas were created during the latter stage of the ancient Anuradhapura Kingdom. They were only placed at entrances to Buddhist temples during this period.A half lotus was carved in the centre, which was enclosed by several concentric bands. The carvings of the semi circular stone slab were the

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Virtual Tour of Mirisawetiya Dagaba – Anuradhapura

The Mirisaweti Stupa is situated in the ancient city of Anuradhapura. King ‘’Dutugamunu’’ built the Mirisaveti Stupa. Mirisawetiya is one of the most ancient Dagaba in Sri Lanka.More than 2100 years old. the called this dagaba “Mirisavatiya” because the king forgot to present a food made out of chilly to the Buddhist priests before he

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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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