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The Mirisaweti Stupa
Stupa
(Sinhalese: මිරිසවැටිය, Mirisavæṭiya) is situated in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.[1] King Dutugamunu (161 BC to 137 BC) built the Mirisaveti Stupa
Stupa
after defeating King Elara. After placing the Buddha relics in the sceptre, he had gone to Tissa Wewa for a bath leaving the sceptre. After the bath he returned to the place where the sceptre was placed, and it is said that it could not be moved. The stupa was built in the place where the sceptre stood. It is also said that he remembered that he partook a chilly curry without offering it to the sangha. In order to punish himself he built the Mirisavetiya Dagaba. The extent of this land is about 50 acres (20 ha). Although the king Kasyapa I and Kasyapa V renovated this, from time to time it was dilapidated. See also[edit]

Ancient Constructions of Sri Lanka Atamasthana Buddhism Mahawamsa

References[edit]

^ "The Official Website of Mirisawetiya Maha Dagaba - Sri Lanka". Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 8°20′42″N 80°23′20″E / 8.34500°N 80.38889°E / 8.34500; 80.38889

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