Monday, April 16, 2018

SRI LANKA ~ Aradhana Gala Rock - Mihintale - UNESCO ~

... Impressive rock view of a significant historic place for Sri Lanka Buddhism... Mihintale is popularly known as the cradle of Buddhism... there’s an ancient ceremonial stairway of 1840 steps cut into the rock, which leads up the mountain.. .even during very windy weather pilgrims do not fail to visit this rock, which has iron railings to help them to climb... the view from the peak are just stunning... Thanks a lot Ravindra!!ヽ(ヅ)ノ

The sacred rock Aradhana Gala (Aradhana Gala) is located in the town of Mihintale (Mihintale) near Anuradhapura in the north-central province of Sri Lanka.

 Aradhana Gala, where the Arahant Mahinda landed. Which faces Maha Seya is on a summit of a hill. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.  In the ancient books such as the Mahavamsa it is written that Mahinda came to Sri Lanka by travelling through the air. He came down and landed at Sri Lanka on the top of the Aradhana Gala.


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