Sunday, March 31, 2019

Katu Seya

Katu Seya, Mihintale
Katu Seya is an old Stupa located in the ancient monastery complex of Mihintale, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka.

History
It is believed that the smithy implements and the tools used in construction work of Mihintale complex have been enshrined in this Stupa. According to the remaining architectural features, it has been found out that this was a Stupa centered monastic complex belonged to the Mahayana tradition of 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 from the site. Those inscriptions are believed to be written during the 8th-9th centuries C.E.

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

References
1) The information board at the site.

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