Prasada Stupa, Abhayagiri Monastery

Prasada Stupa
Prasada Stupa (Sinhala: ප්‍රාසාද ස්තූපය, අභයගිරිය) is a Stupa situated in the Abhayagiri Monastery premises in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. It lies to the southwest of the Abhayagiri Stupa near the Burrows Pavilion.
This Stupa has been built encompassing a natural rock and its architecture is similar to certain Stupas found in Thailand. Satmahal Prasada in Polonnaruwa and Nakha Vehera in Anuradhapura can be identified as two other structures in Sri Lanka that have features similar to Prasada Stupa. According to the view of Wikramagamage, this is a Stupa of Mahayana type (Wikramagamage, 2004).

Scholars have dated this Stupa to the latter part of the Anuradhapura Period

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1) Wikramagamage, C., 2004. Heritage of Rajarata: Major natural, cultural, and historic sites. Colombo. Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.102. 
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This page was last updated on 2 January 2023

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