Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura (Sinhala: අනුරාධපුරය ; Tamil: is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one...
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Ancient Constructions of Sri Lanka
The Ancient Sinhalese excelled in the construction of tanks (Wevas) or reservoirs, dagobas (or Stupas) and palaces, as evident from the ruins which displays a rich variety of Architectural forms.
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Architecture of ancient Sri Lanka
The architecture of ancient Sri Lanka displays a rich diversity, varying in form and architectural style from the Anuradhapura Kingdom (377 BC–1017) through the Kingdom of Kandy (1469–1815). Buddhis...
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Kuttam Pokuna
One of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Sri Lanka is the pair of pools known as Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds/Pools). The said pair of pools were built by the Sinhalese in the ancien...
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Jetavanaramaya
80°24′13″E / 8.35167°N 80.40361°E / 8.35167; 80.40361The Jetavanaramaya (Sinhala:ජේතවනාරාමය) is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery in the sacred world heritag...
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Atamasthana
Atamasthana (අටමස්ථානය) or Eight sacred places are a series of locations in Sri Lanka where the Buddha had visited during his three visits to the country. The sacred places are known as Jaya Sri Maha ...
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Anuradhapura Kingdom
The Anuradhapura Kingdom (Sinhala: අනුරාධපුර රාජධානිය), named for its capital city, was the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka. Founded by King Pandukabhaya in 377 BC, the kingdom's author...
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Mirisaveti Stupa
The Mirisaveti Stupa is situated in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Dutugamunu built the Mirisaveti Stupa after defeating King Elara. After placing the Buddha relics in the sceptre, ...
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Ancient Stupas of Sri Lanka
The stupa (also called Dagoba) is considered an outstanding type of architectural creation of ancient Sri Lanka. Under the influence of Buddhism there occurred several changes in the field of architec...
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Vessagiri
80°23′E / 8.350°N 80.383°E / 8.350; 80.383Vessagiri, or Vesagiriya, is an ancient Buddhist forest monastery that is part of the ruins of Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capit...
Lovamahapaya
80°23′51″E / 8.34611°N 80.39750°E / 8.34611; 80.39750Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lank...
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Lankarama
Lankarama is a stupa built by King Valagamba, in an ancient place at Galhebakada in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Nothing is known about the ancient form of the stupa, and later this...
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Kiribath Vehera
Kiribath Vehera is situated in the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The remains of this vihara shows that it is 30 feet in height and the circumference is 425 feet. The date of construc...
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Magul Uyana
The ancient Magul Uyana (Royal Gardens) are situated close to Isurumuni Vihara and Tissawewa in the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. In it are various ponds, and the remains of small bu...
Sela Cetiya
Sela Cetiya is one of the 16 main places of worship or Solosmasthana and is situated to the west of Jetavanaramaya in the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. This was constructed by King L...
Samadhi Statue
The Samadhi Statue is a statue situated at Mahamevnāwa Park in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The Buddha is depicted in the position of the Dhyana Mudra, the posture of meditation associated with his first ...
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Isurumuniya
Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple situated near to the Tisawewa (Tisa tank). There are four carvings of special interest in this Viharaya. They are the Isurumuniya Lovers, Elephant Pond and the Royal F...
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Thuparamaya
80°23′46″E / 8.35528°N 80.39611°E / 8.35528; 80.39611Thuparamaya is a dagoba in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist sacred place of veneration. Mahinda Thera, an envoy s...
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Irrigation works in ancient Sri Lanka
The irrigation works in ancient Sri Lanka, the earliest dating from about 300 BCE, in the reign of King Pandukabhaya and under continuous development for the next thousand years, were some of the most...
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Dakkhina Stupa
Dakkhina Stupa also called Dakkhina Tupa is a 2nd-century BC structure. This structure currently identified as a Buddhist stupa, but considered until the mid-1800s CE as Elara Sohona, the tomb of...
Rathna Prasadaya
Rathna Prasadaya was a skyscraper built by King Kanittha Tissa who ruled Ceylon from 167 to 186 AD. Mihindu II and Mihindu IV renovated the building during the 8th and 10th centuries. The bhikkhus of ...
Ruwanwelisaya
80°23′47″E / 8.35000°N 80.39639°E / 8.35000; 80.39639The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhist...
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
80°23′48″E / 8.34472°N 80.39667°E / 8.34472; 80.39667Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (Sinhala:ජය ශ්‍රි මහා බොධිය) is a Sacred Fig tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the sou...
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Avukana Buddha statue
80°30′45.6″E / 8.010861°N 80.512667°E / 8.010861; 80.512667The Avukana statue is a standing statue of the Buddha near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka. The statue, which ha...
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Toluvila statue
The Toluvila statue is a seated image of the Buddha discovered in 1900 in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, that dates back to the 4th or 5th century. Carved out of granite, it is one of the best-preserved scu...
Vatadage
Vatadage (Sinhala: වටදාගේ) is a type of Buddhist structure found in Sri Lanka. It also known as dage, thupagara, and cetiyagara. Although it may have had some Indian influence, it is a structure that ...
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