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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

That is a most emotional stone statue in the ancient city of anuradhapura kindom and also hugs ancient values at there

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

This buddha statue is large. It is thought to date from 4th century AD. However old it is, it is an impressive piece of stonework. Very busy so choose the time of your visit

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

This statue of seated Buddha is within the Abhayagiri Dagoba complex and is included within the $30 Anuradhapura cultural ticket and you get your token for the statue ripped off when you enter the complex. Its a short and easy cycle ride from the main...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank H75travel
Reviewed March 29, 2019

The statue resembles the meditating Buddha sitting in Siddhasana and palms turned up, right palm almost on top of left palm!. Samadhi statue which is 8 feet tall is made of granite entirely and is a wonder to followers and worshipers. The statue also symbolizes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Very nice statue of Buddha in a sitting position. Holy place so no shoes. Set inside a huge complex that dates back over two thousand years.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Perry H
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Well, it’s a certainly a statue of buddha and he’s certainly sitting down so I guess it does what it says on the tin.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Every one must visit. It's all about fine art work made out of single piece of rock. Even Jawaharlal Nehru has chapter photograph of the samadhi Buddha statue and pray during the freedom struggle of India.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This is another Buddha statue. Take off your shoes before you get close. I was expecting something more spectacular but it was not coloured, or as big as I expected.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shmeva44
Reviewed January 2, 2019

From my Blog: I approached the statue, and to be honest was not as impressed as I thought I’d be. The realist in me saw it as a basic statue, while the traveller in me scolded myself for judging this as merely a place to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank yellingfore
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The Samadhi ( means in deep meditation) Status which belongs to the 4th - 3rd century BC is the work of an anonymous master - sculptor of the Anuradhapura period who has breathed life into a solid rock. Here, the Buddha is depicted in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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