Samgamiththa Stupa of Ancient Anuradhapura – අනුරාධපුර සංඝමිත්තා ස්ථුපය

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Sangamiththa Stupa

Sangamiththa Stupa
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About one hundred thirty meters to the east of Thuparama Dagoba lies a small stupa identified as the Sangamiththa Stupa.

Theri Sangamiththa ( also spelled Sangamitta, Sangamittha) was the daughter of the Indian emperor Asoka who arrived in Sri Lanka in the 249 BC with the southern branch of the original Sri Maha Bodhi in India.

The son of the emperor Asoka, the great Mahinda Thero and Theri Sangamitta lived in Sri Lanka helping the king to establish Buddhist philosophy in the country until they passed away.

It is said in ancient chronicles that the king Uttiya enshrined the ashes of Arhath Sangamitta Theri to the east of the Thuparama stupa. Archaeologists believe that this is the stupa mentioned in the chronicles.

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Driving Directions to Anuradhapura (Samgamiththa Stupa )

Anuradhapura can be reached through many routes from Colombo. The two main routes are through Puttlam (Puttalama) and though Kurunegala. Traveling from Puttlam you will pass scenic Wilpattu area. the From Kurunegala there are two main routes to Anuradhapura. The most common route is through Dambulla. The other route is though Galgamuwa. Out of all the routes, the commonly used is the Kurunegala – Dambulla route (Route 2).

Route 01 from Colombo to Anuradhapura

Route 02 from Colombo to Anuradhapura

Though : Negombo - Chillaw - Puthlam
distance from colombo :213 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Ambepussa - Kurunegala - Dambulla
distance from Colombo : 221 km
Travel time : 3.15 hours
Driving Directions : see on google maps

Route 03 from Colombo to Anuradhapura

Route from Kandy to Anuradhapura

Though : Ambepussa - Kurunegala - Padeniya - Thambuthegama
distance from colombo :213 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Katugastota - Matale - Dambulla
distance from Colombo :139 km
Travel time : 2 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

Route from Anuradhapura Railway Station to Samgamiththa Stupa

Distance : 2.7  kilometers
Travel time : 5 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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