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"Abhayagiri Dagaba" Anuradhapura Things to Do Tip by euzkadi

Anuradhapura Things to Do: 67 reviews and 158 photos


Located in the north of the city, this big Stupa and the surrounding buildings housed the Northern monastery (Abhayagani means a fraternity of Buddhist monks) they lived here and developed grouped institutions for religious teaching. It was Founded in the second century BC by King Vattagamini Abhaya.. There are two carved slabs erected on the foot of the staircase known as Guard Stones, and two small temples dedicated to the guardian deity. Actually the Stupa is under restoration.

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  • Updated Dec 12, 2010
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