Mirisaveti Stupa

Mirisaveti Stupa, Anuradhapura: Address, Mirisaveti Stupa Reviews: 4/5

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Prasunmed
194 contributions
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This Mirisaweti Sthupa is one of the 8 sacred places in Anuradapura. If you travel by train very short distance from railway station. You can get taxi infront of Anuradapura railway station. They have some packages too.

Short dresses are not allowed to this place. If you go at day time it is very difficult to go around sthupa. Because of heavy sunlight floor is so hot. Evening or early morning is the best time. I went on evening 5.30 p.m . Very calm place at that time. On poya days and sundays big rush there.

This is one of the pagoda which made by king Dutugamunu. He also made Ruwanweliseya which is largest pagoda.

Clean place. Parking space available. If you are buddhist, this is one of the must visit place in Sri Lanka.
Written March 11, 2018
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Mallika W
Pelawatta, Sri Lanka10 contributions
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Easily accessible. Visible from a distance, looks a lot like Ruwanweliseya from the distance, but is much smaller.
Written August 19, 2017
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Kenneth S
Mirissa, Sri Lanka173 contributions
Family
Built 21 centuries ago. Close to the Anuradhapura heritage sites. This historical site has been renovated. Evening visits could be more convenient because of the warm weather.
Written March 18, 2017
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Vivek N
United Arab Emirates23 contributions
Couples
Place of interest for Buddhist follower. Appropriate long clothes that covers body recommended. It is huge Stupa. There is a small temple with Idol of Lord Buddha besides it. Must visit place for history lovers.
Written July 10, 2016
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avdonina
Moscow, Russia210 contributions
Friends
it was dilapidated. What you see is the new one (by the cultural Triangle Fund). Time is nothing in this place. New or old, it is a holy place. Buy flowers to put them in sactuaries. Touch the foot in metal on the left.
Written January 29, 2015
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SmartNelson
Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary158 contributions
Family
The huge white stupa impresses every single tourist. Mirisavatiya Dagoba has been built by King Dutugamunu, the one who defeated the Tamil invaders who ruled the country for 30 years and brought the country under one ruler.
After his consecration he left his sceptre which had a scared relic of Buddha inside, on this location. When he returned the sceptre was stuck and nobody could remove it. Dutugamunu seeing this miracle constructed a Dagaba here. It is said the king called this stupa after a meal containing chillis (miris) which he forgot to present to the priest before consuming.
The temple collapsed 1987 and it was restored leaving the parts of the former stupa in place. The new stupa is 59m high and 43m is diameter, something smaller than the original one.
Written July 19, 2013
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,609 contributions
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This stupa was a mound until rebuilt in the 1980's... so not remotely original. Having said that, this is a popular site with many buddhist pilgrims. It is large and elegant with all the usual temple elements
Written May 1, 2019
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
Couples
A lovely large stupa but perhaps not as featured as it is smaller than another white stupa, Ruwanwelisaya, and considerably smaller than the red brick Jethawanaramaya but nevertheless a significant attractive structure.
Written January 17, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
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This is very old beautiful Buddhist temple. Now it looks like as if rebuilt. Lots of local Buddhist pilgrims in white.
Written November 3, 2018
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Nilusha Alahakoon
Colombo, Sri Lanka444 contributions
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This is also built by King Dutugemunu after beating battle with Tamil King Elara. One if Buddha's relics kept inside this.
Written August 14, 2018
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