Saturday, January 2, 2021

Sri Naga Viharaya, Jaffna

Sri Naga Viharaya, Jaffna
Sri Naga Viharaya (or Sri Naga Vihara International Buddhist Center) is a Buddhist temple situated in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

This Viharaya is a modern Buddhist temple with recently built structures. However, according to folklore, the history of this place runs back to the period of King Devanampiyatissa (247-207 B.C.). It is believed that the Sacred Bodhi-tree sapling that was brought to the shore of Jambukola by Sangamitta Theri [the daughter of Emperor Asoka (c.268-232 B.C.)] from India was kept at this place for veneration upon a request made by the Nagas who lived in the region.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 2 December 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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