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Kaludiya Pokuna of Mihintale – මිහින්තලේ කලුදිය පොකුණ

Kaludiya Pokuna of Mihintale

Kaludiya pokuna, literally translated means the black water pool. It is said that the name evolved due to the sombre reflections of trees and boulders of the neighboring forests and mountains, and is true to its description at most times of the day.

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Sinha Pokuna of Mihintale – මිහින්තලේ සිංහ පොකුණ

Sinha Pokuna of Mihintale

Amongst its serene, tranquil beautiful forest and bolder clad environs we find some of the earliest examples of Sinhalese hydraulic civilization in Mihintale. Out of the many ponds and waterways that have graced this area three ponds and bathing places can be identified even today; Naga pokuna, Sinha pokuna and Kaludiya pokuna.

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Naga Pokuna of Mihintale – නාග පොකුණ

photo taken on late 1800′s or early 1900′s - from www.imagesofceylon.com

Amongst its serene, tranquil beautiful forest and boulder clad environs we find some of the earliest examples of Sinhalese hydraulic civilization in Mihintale. Out of the many ponds and waterways that have graced this area three ponds and bathing places can be identified even today; Naga pokuna, Sinha pokuna and Kaludiya pokuna.

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Mihindu Seya of Mihintale Monastery – මිහිඳු මහා සෑය

Mihindu Seya

To the west of the Mahaseya at Mihintale are the remains of a smaller stupa identified as Mihindu Seya, the one which king Uttiya, Devanampiyatissa’s successor built enshrining the relics of the great Sage Mahinda

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Mihintale – The cradle of Buddhism – මිහින්තලාව

Mihintale Mahaseya

In the 3rd century BC, area of Mihintale (mihinthalaya) was a thick jungleand was a hunting ground reserved for the royals. All this changed in 250 BC when the son of the Indian Emperor Asoka, Mahinda Maha Thero arrived at the Mihintale (mihinthalaya) rock to meet king Devamnampiyatissa.

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