Second Samadhi Statue and Bodhigara – අනුරාධපුර දෙවන සමාධි පිලිමය

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Second Samadhi Statue and Bodhigara in the Abhayagiri Monastery.

Second Samadhi Statue and Bodhigara in the Abhayagiri Monastery.

This Buddha Statue and the belongs to the Abayagiri Aramic Complex. This site is popularly known as the 2nd Samadhi Statue of Anuradhapura. Though the origin of this statue is unknown, from the style of execution it is thought that the Buddha is in the Vitharka Posture and belongs to the 6-8th centuries. According to Anuradha Seneviratna, this statue clearly shows the Gupta School of sculpture.

Ruins of other buildings including an Bodhigara can be seen at this site.

References

  • Ancient Anuradhapura – The Monastic City by Prof. Anuradha Seneviratna (1994)

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Driving Directions to Anuradhapura

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
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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
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