Sri Lanka is a country that has a culture shaped by the teachings of Lord Buddha. The influence of Buddhism is quite prominent in the area of architecture as well. Throughout the centuries many marvelous monuments were built to honor the culture of Buddhism in the country. Among these the Abhayagiri Viharaya is indeed quite prominent.
The Abhayagiri Viharaya served as a monastery site of Mahayana, Theravada and Vajrayana Buddhism. It is located in the famed city of Anuradhapura. This majestic site is regarded to be one of the most extensive ruins in the world. It is believed that back in the day numerous stunning monasteries were existing onsite. The Abhayagiri Dagaba, an ancient stupa of immense religious prominence was also located within the premises of Abhayagiri Viharaya. The sacred relic of the tooth of Buddha was also first enshrined here in the Abhayagiri Viharaya. This is truly one of the most venerated sites of worship in the country. Every year, countless numbers of devotees visit it fervently.
King Valagamba is believed to have created majestic Abhayagiri Dageba when he ruled in the island between 89-77 BC. There are beautiful adornments in the buildings of the complex which portray the finesse of the handiwork of the ancient Sri Lankans. Several elements of Hindu faith can also be seen combined in the architecture of this complex which enhances its appeal by great degrees.
You will be able to visit this beautiful site with great ease as you are exploring Sri Lanka with Green Holiday Centre. There are plenty of places with immense religious and cultural significance that you certainly should consider visiting in order to learn more about the beauty and charm of this country’s heritage. Needless to say your holiday in Sri Lanka will be filled with many delightful experiences!