Katu Seya (Mihintale)

Katu Seya

Katu Seya (Sinhala: මිහින්තලය කටුසෑය) is an old Stupa located on the premises of Mihintale Monastery in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka.


It is believed that the smithy implements and the tools used in the construction work of the Mihintale complex in the 8th-9th centuries A.D. have been enshrined in this Stupa (Pitigala et al., 2020). According to the remaining architectural features, it has been found that this was a Stupa-centered monastic complex that belonged to the Mahayana tradition of the Anuradhapura Period.

During the excavations carried out in the early 19th century, several copper plates containing the inscriptions of Mahayana Sutra verses in Sanskrit and Sinhalese were found at the site. Those inscriptions are believed to have been written during the 8th-9th centuries A.D.

See Also

#) Indikatu Seya, Mihintale
#) Sanskrit Inscriptions in Sri Lanka


1) Pitigala, P.K.D.D., De Silva, D.G., Gunarathne, G.G.N.P., 2020. කටුසෑය දාගැබට මානව ක්‍රියා නිසා සිදුවන හායන (In Sinhala). URSARU; Department of Archaeology & Heritage Management. University of Rajarata. p.65.


1) Katu seya Mihintalaya by L Manju is licensed under CC BY SA 4.0

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