Solosmasthana are the 16 Buddhist most sacred places in Sri Lanka

Solosmasthana are the 16 Buddhist most sacred places in Sri Lanka, believed by Buddhists to have been visited these places in three occasions by Lord Gautama Buddha. These places of worship are among the most important religious locations in Sri Lanka and not like Atamasthana in Anuaradapuraya, Solosmasthana are located throughout the country.

Mahiyanganaya was visited by Lord Buddha during his first visit to Sri Lanka, by playing role to mediate and calm the conflict of two tribes living there originally and turned the area and people to be Buddha's followers.

Nagadeepaya Purana Viharaya in Jaffna District believed that Gautama Buddha visited Nagadeepa after five years of attaining Enlightenment to settle the well known gem throne dispute between two warring Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara.

2500 years ago, Kalaniya Raja Maha Viharaya close to Colombo was visited by Lord Buddha personally resolove the well known gem studded throne, Buddha gave dharma teachings here upon the request of the naga king here.

Sri padaya or Adams Pea 4th highest mountain of Sri Lanka, the striking pyramid is certainly the most remarkable. This was identified by Buddhists as the Buddha's footprint, by Hindus as that of Shiva, and by Muslims as Adam's after visit of Iban Bathutha. Later the Portuguese attributed it to St. Thomas the Apostle.

Dive Guhawa mean Day TIme Cave identified to be the place where Lord Buddha had rested during his visit to Sri Pada or Adams Peak with 500 followers, priests. Having a spectacular view of Sri Pada from here situated in Kuruwita.

Digawapiya ancient Buddhst temple is believed to be the first ever temple or stupa built in Sri Lanka. Dighavapi is in the Ampara District. Present temple complex was constructed by King Saddhatissa with the huge dagoba exists on a raised square area.

Muthiyanganaya Royal Temple is located in Badulla citya in the Badulla District of Uva Province. Lord buddha visited Muthiyanganaya on the 8th year after attaining the Enlightenment made His 3 rd visit to Sri Lanka.

Tissamaharamaya Royal Temple is one of the 4 ancient stupas that belongs to Anuradhapura era, located in Tissamaharama in the deep south. The Sthupa was built by King Kawanthissa who ruled during the 1st century BC. It is 156 feet in height and 550 feet in circumference.

Sri Maha Bodhi Tree is one of the most magnificent place in Anuradhapura. The spirituality and the presence of Lord Buddha can be felt once someone is near the age old tree. Beneath the tree the magnificent shrine.

Mirisavatiya Sthupa situated ancient city of Anuradapuraya was built by King Dutugemunu in 161 to 131 BC after beating battle with south indian invader King Elara. One of the Buddha's relics enshrined in here.

Nice, huge and Calm Ruwanwalisaya in Anuradapura ancient city is supposed to be the biggest Stupa in the world and said to have the largest collection of Buddha's relics built by king Dutugemunu in 161 to 131 BC.

Thuparama stupa or relic shrine has been built by king Devanampiyathissa in 307 BC to 267 BC once after Buddism has introduced to Sri Lanka. Over the stupa was covered with a Vatadage or roof and pillars the ruins still could be seen.

Abayagiriya Dagaba built in Anuaradapura ancient city in the rein of King Walagambahu in 103 BC and c. 89 to 77 BC. Its one of the three huge Stupa in Anuradapura with Ruwanwalisaya and Jethawanaramaya.

Jethawanaramaya Dagaba was started to build by King Mahasena in 277 to 304 AD and it took a long time to complete. King's son, King Mahadewa finally completed it. Situated inside the Jethawana Monastery

Sela Cetiya at Ancient Royal Rock Temple at Mihntale in Anuradapuraya is believed that Buddhist monks met up with the king Devanampiyatissa as far back as 300BC and the Buddhism was inaugurated in Sri Lanka.

The Kirivehera means white pagoda in Sinhalese in Kataragama was constructed by King Mahasenaa a regional ruler. This amazing pagoda and surrounding will surely relax your mind and body and bring you to a place of peace and spirituality irrespective of what ever religion you practice.

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