Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara

Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara

Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara
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Titus D
Sri Lanka6,908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
It is an ancient temple. It is considered as one of 15 of the holiest temples in Sri Lanka.
King Kavantissa who reined in the South was in fear of invation by intruders and he came to the Eastern area and made a Stupa here ensbrining relic of Lord Budda in the 2nd century BC..
He kept 500 monks here then.
This can be reached by carpeted roads from Kantalai or from Trincomalee.(arou d 43 km). You can get an additional attraction by travelling through the forest.
This in the village of Thoppur in Muthur.
There were picnic crowds and other locals seen worshiping.
You still can see Elephant statue entrance, milestones, sculptures stone lotus, remains of an old buildin on pillars, carved stone door& Bootree shrine.
It is an serine place and looks beautiful.
In 1922 , Sumrdakara thero discovered this Stupa and Archeological Departmentconserved it in 1931 and Stupa was opened to public.Around 85 acres arpund the temple is pronounced as Archeological reserve in 1962.
Written 23 December 2019
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Thilini Wijayaratne
Colombo, Sri Lanka322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is an ancient stupa (pagoda) and it has the relics of Lord Buddha (lalata dhathu). A must visit place for all if travelling to Trincomalee.
Written 22 December 2019
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Lahiru Abeywickrama
Horana, Sri Lanka257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
This temple is situated at at Anuradhapura area. This place have historically value. And very dusty area. Beautiful and very peaceful temple. But sun is very bright in that area.
Written 10 September 2019
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Leonard@
Colombo, Sri Lanka5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
You must visit to this temple if you are traveling to trincomalee. It’s was world heritage place. That temple one of the oldest & important place to visit with ancient history,
Written 31 August 2019
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Dilash De silva
Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This is the temple where Lord Buddha's temple bone relic is . Age old temple with lot of things to see.
Written 15 January 2019
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shihanlegend
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka130 contributions
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Dec 2018 • Friends
This is one of holiest places for Buddhists as this pagoda(stupa) contains Frontal bone (ලලාට ධාතු) and few hair relics of Lord Buddha.built by King Kawanthissa.

Buddha had informed earlier that his frontal bone relic should be placed in Sri lanka.and a monk called Mahadeva brought it to Sri lanka.

Buddha with 500 monks have visited this place in his 3rd Sri lanka visit.
Written 20 December 2018
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Sujeewa W
Colombo, Sri Lanka658 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Family
Seruwila Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient temple which is among the sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka [Solosmasthana].

It is reachable via Trincomalee - Muttur (42.4Kms) or via Kantalai - Allai (45Kms). Both the roads are well carpeted and in pretty good condition (Better than roads in Colombo) . which is approximately 45 km through dense forest.

There are many monuments in the complex including Stupa which was originated in 2nd Century B.C. and restored in 1920's.Restored Northern entrance ,with evidence of molded bricks, balustrades, guard stones and moonstones.Western entrance with evidences of preliminary stages of stone works in moldings showing exemplary stone jointing methods.Southern entrance with balustrades of elephant motifs, guard stones and stone door frame.Eastern entrance, Image house building at the Stupa terrace, Sculptured stone lotus, Bo tree shrine [Bodhighara], Ancient pond, Remains of ancient Chapter House, Remains of monasteries and remains of a building on stone pillars. You can find natural stone platform and caves with primitive paintings

According to the history this complex was build by King Kavantissa (2nd century B.C.) who was ruling the Kingdom of Ruhuna and the sacred relic, which was the frontal bone of the Buddha, was enshrined in the stupa which was known as Tissa Maha Vehera

Every year thousands of devotees visit this sacred place for worship and its worth visiting this place if you are a explorer of Buddhist history.
Written 22 August 2018
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Samanpadmalal
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
This ancient temple of Buddhists located in eastern parts of Srilanka.
Many devotees visit it daily.
Via Trincomalee or Kanthalee you can reach it.
Written 16 August 2018
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PSie
Heathcote Junction Australia140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Business
Visited this place for the first time. Quite a drive from Trinco but worth it. One of the holiest places in Sri Lanka as the Stupa contains the forehead bone of the Lord Buddha plus it is said that he visited this place. The site is under consideration for UNESCO World Heritage listing so it will not be free to visit for much longer.
Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 10 August 2018
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adam873
Diamond Bar, CA259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
History goes back to 2nd Century B.C when King Kavantissa built up this Pagoda and the legends says Lord Buddha’s relics are buried here. Many remnants of ancient buildings can be seen in the vicinity. Please wear appropriately and do not plan to visit this place during mid day as you have to walk barefoot on a Stone pathway for a quite long distance and it will be very uncomfortable. Research a bit before you go will understand how important this place for the locals.
Written 28 July 2018
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