Friday, 25 February 2022

Anula Devi Cetiya

Anula Devi Cetiya is a ruined Buddhist place of worship situated near Mihintale in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. 

History
The history of this site runs back to the early Anuradhapura Period. Queen Viharamahadevi, the mother of King Dutugemunu (161-137 B.C.) is said to have built this temple in the 2nd century B.C. It is also believed that Queen Anula got ordained as the first Buddhist nun in Sri Lanka resided together with her fellow nuns at this monastery. 

The ruins of a large Stupa belonging to the early Anuradhapura period, potsherds, beads, terracotta figurines, inscriptions, and remnants of building materials have been discovered from this site.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 25 February 2022
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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