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Pictures from Mihintale in Sri Lanka: Aradhana Gala, Ambasthala Dagoba, and Buddha statue

Mihintale Aradhana Gala, Sri Lanka.
Aradhana Gala in Mihintale, Sri Lanka.

Mihintale is a mountain peak located 13 kilometres east of Anuradhapura. It is the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is believed to be the place where the Buddhist monk Mahinda met King Devanampiya Tissa and started introducing Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Mihintale contains now several religious monuments. It is a pilgrimage site.

Aradhana Gala is the place where Mahinda arrived in Sri lanka. It is situated on a summit of a small hill in Mihintale.

Mihintale Ambasthala Dagoba in Sri Lanka
Ambasthala Dagoba in Mihintale, Sri Lanka.

The Ambasthala Dagoba  is supposed to enshrine the relics of Mahinda. It is located on a small plain near the summit of the Mihintale mountain.
It is the place where Mahinda met King Devanampiyatissa.

Minhitale Buddha statue in Sri Lanka
Huge Buddha statue in Mihintale, Sri Lanka.

This huge statue is facing Ambasthala Dagoba and Aradhana Gala.


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