Indikatu Seya Monastery Complex at Mihintale – මිහින්තලේ ඉඳිකටු සෑය ආරාමය

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Indikatu Seya Complex at Mihintale
Indikatu Seya Complex at Mihintale

Indikatu Seya Complex lies sub monastery complex lying within the lager Mihintale Complex. A stone parapet encloses the monastic establishment identified as the Indikatu Seya monastery. The complex includes two stupas the larger being known as the Indikatu Seya. The stupa here has basal terraces that differs from the other stupas of Mihintale. The stupa is 20 feet in circumference. The 6 foot high platform on which it is built depicts Mahayana structural features constructed during 8-9th centuries. A panchavasa, an image house, a hot bath house, and a pond built with blocks of rock are the other structures found within this complex. According to folklore this stupa is built enshrining the needles that Arhaths in Mihintale had used to stich their robes.

Amongst the ruins of the building and walk ways are found some charming guard stones, and granite full pots standing on pillars on either side of the entrances.


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Driving Directions to Indikatu Seya complex at Mihintale

Mihintale can be reached through many routes from Colombo. The two main routes are through Puttalam (Puttalama) and though Kurunegala. Traveling from Puttalam you will pass scenic Wilpattu area. the From Kurunegala there are two main routes to Mihintale. 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 Mihintale (A3)Route 02 from Colombo to Mihintale
Though : Negombo – Chillaw – Puttalam
Distance :228 km
Travel time : 5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Central Expressway – Badagamuwa – Dambulla
Distance : 223 km
Travel time : 5 hours
Driving Directions : see on google maps
Route 03 from Colombo to Mihintale Route from Anuradhapura to Mihintale
Though : Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Padeniya – Thambuthegama
Distance :232 km
Travel time : 5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Distance :12 km
Travel time : 30 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map


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