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Digavapi [4] – The pristine glory of Dighavapi

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

Some thirteen miles east of Ampara is the ancient Buddhist shrine of Dighavapi hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. According to the University history of Ceylon in the legendary accounts of the landing of Vijaya and his followers it

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Digavapi [3] – The stronghold of Ruhunu kings

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

A region in the Uva and Eastern Provinces has suddenly become the subject of controversy in both electronic and print media. Buddhist clergy supported by laymen joined protest campaigns and marched on the streets carrying posters demanding that the Government

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Deegavapi Stupa – Digging deeper

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

The controversy over the the Dighavapi land has been growing into a big issue in Colombo but it has not touched Dighavapi or people living around it with a similar intensity.

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Deegavapi Stupa – දීඝවාපි චෛත්‍යය

Deegavapi (Digavapi) Stupa

Deegavapi is one of the 16 places which has been blessed by the Buddha’s presence. Buddha was invited to Kelaniya by Mani Akkika of Naga Tribe, ruler of the Kelaniya region on his second visit to Nagadeepa. On the 8th year of attaining nirvana Buddha decided to visit Sri Lanka for the third time specially to Kelaniya. During this visit he came to Deegavapi with 500 Arhaths and spend time meditating.

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