Katu Seya

Katu Seya, Mihintale
Katu Seya (Sinhala: මිහින්තලය කටුසෑය) is an old Stupa located in 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 have been enshrined in this Stupa. 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 be written during the 8th-9th centuries A.D.

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

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This page was last updated on 14 January 2023
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