Saturday, May 26, 2018

SRI LANKA ~ Abhayagiri Dagoba - Anuradhapura - UNESCO ~

... Another lovely view of the sacred City of Anuradhapura...  a complex of ancient Buddhist dagoba ruins...  a photo of restoration work at the Abhayagiri Dagoba at the Abhayagiri Monastery... the works started in 2008 and and it took till 2015 to get it done due to lack of funds... it's the second largest stupa on the island... Thanks a lot Ravindra!!【ツ】
The 75 meter high Abhayagiri stupa was constructed in the reign of King Vattagamini Abaya (commonly known as King Valagamba) in the 1st Century BC.

According to the 5thC traveler Chinese monk Fa-Hsien’s descriptions, this stupa has been 400 feet (122 meters) in height and has been decorated with gold and silver and studded with all kinds of jewels.There also has been a 20 foot (6.1 meters) high Buddha statue made out of green jade.


(Issued 28-04-2018)

2X Vesak (Issued 09-04-2018)

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