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Isurumuniya Viharaya – ඉසුරුමුණිය විහාරය

Isurumuniya

Isurumuniya is most famous for the stone carving of a couple located there. This carved stone was found in the royal pleasure garden and brought here. There are many interpretations for this carving.

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Third Samadhi Statue and the Asanaghara – අනුරාධපුර තෙවන සමාධි පිලිමය

Third Samadhi Statue and the Asanaghara at Abhayagiri Monastic Complex

This Samadhi Statue along with the the ‘Bodhighara’ (Bo tree Shrine) and the ‘Asanaghara’ (the shrine of the Buddhas Seat) is located close to the Ratnaprasada and belongs to the Abayagiri Aramic Complex. The origin of this statue is unknown.

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Second Samadhi Statue and Bodhigara – අනුරාධපුර දෙවන සමාධි පිලිමය

Second Samadhi Statue and Bodhigara in the Abhayagiri Monastery.

This Buddha Statue and the Bodhi-ghara (Bo tree Shrine ) belongs to the Abayagiri Aramic Complex. This site is popularly known as the 2nd Samadhi Statue of Anuradhapura.

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Relic Shrine of Abayagiri Monastery – අභයගිරිය විහාරය – ධාතු ගෘහය

Relic Shrine in Abayagiri Monastery

This was a special shrine in Uttara Mula in the Abayagiri Monastery utilized for ritual purposes associated with relics of Buddha. Paying homage to the relics of Buddha was a popular ritual in the Abayagiri Monastery. This building has been recognized as a Relic Shrine from the architectural features.

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Abayagiri Monastery – The Main Refectory – අභයගිරි ප්‍රධාන දාන ශාලාව

Main Refectory of Abayagiri Monastery

Located close to the Uttara Mula this is considered the main refectory of the Abayagiri Monastery. This is a square building with 42.7m on one side. Four stages of construction from early as 1st century BC has been found during the excavation of the site.

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