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Abhayagiriya

Abhayagiriya is an ancient Buddhist Monestry situtated in Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka.

The monestry was established by King Valagamba.

Histrorically it was a great monastic center as well as a royal capital, with magnificent monasteries rising to many stories, roofed with gilt bronze or tiles of burnt clay glazed brilliant colors.

The term “Abhayagiri Vihara” refers not only to the complex of monastic building , but also a franternity of Buddhist monks , or Sangha, which maintained its own historical records, traditions and way of life.

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Abhayagiriya stupa in Anuradhapura,The second largest stupa in Sri Lanka, the Abhayagiriya stupa stands at 75m up to the damaged spire. It is located in , and was built in the 1st century BC

Abayagiri buddhist Stupa in Anuradhapura

Abayagiri buddhist Stupa in Anuradhapura