Saturday, September 12, 2015

SRI LANKA ~Situlpawwa Raja Maha Viharaya ~

...A beautiful historic place located deep within the Yala National Park surrounded by jungle... an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhists... history says more than 5000 enlightened monks once lived in this can see wild animals come and live freely in this temple.... Big Thanks Ravindra!!:D
Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist monastery located in Hambantota District, South Eastern Sri Lanka.This ancient monastery with a history over 2200 years, was a place of worship for devotees as well as a center of Buddhist education for Buddhist monks. Paintings of the Anuradhapura era and the ruins of stone Buddha images, Bodhisatva images, Image Houses, Circular Relic Houses are spread throughout the monastery premises.

Unlike the great monasteries in Anuradhapura and other towns, life at Sithulpawwa was hard and a monk or nun lived there only if they were interested in silence and solitude.

The name ‘Siththul pawwa’ was derived from ‘Cittal Pawwa’.It meant ‘The hill of the quiet mind’.


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