SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – MIHINTALE – VIEWS FROM MAHASEYA STUPA

by Antonio Gil April. 09, 2019 1024 views
View from Mahaseya

View from Mahaseya

View from Mahaseya

View from Mahaseya

View from Mahaseya – Teresa's picture

View from Mahaseya – Teresa's picture

These are the other two sacred places in Mihintale apart from Mahaseya Stupa from where I took the picture

These are the other two sacred places in Mihintale apart from Mahaseya Stupa from where I took the picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Us and our monkey friends

Us and our monkey friends

♫♫ Ani Choying Drolma - Great Compassion Mantra ♫♫

Great Stupa (Maha Seya)

The largest and brightly white large stupa is clearly visible to many areas of Anuradhapura. Restored recently this is annually painted white and subjected to an offering of lighting with electric bulbs. The stupa has a diameter of 136 feet and a height of 45 feet.

According to folklore and Buddhist literature enshrined inside an eight points (place) bent gem (Ashta Vanaka Manikya), the sacred White Hair Relic (Urna Roma Dhathuwa) of the Buddha was deposited in it. Therefore, Buddhists worship it as a highly venerable stupa, where a very important body part of the Buddha is enshrined. As this stupa is the largest among the stupas at Mihintale, it was named as Maha Seya or Great stupa.

http://www.mihintaletemple.com

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José Manuel 2 years, 5 months ago

#6 +1+1

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José Manuel 2 years, 5 months ago

#5 +1+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 2 years, 5 months ago

Obrigado Zé. Abraço

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Russell Smith 2 years, 5 months ago

Quite a stunning location :). When you travel how long do you spend in each location (country )

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Bethany Plonski 2 years, 5 months ago

It has been a real treat to see Sri Lanka through your camera. smile  What beautiful shots of the monkeys and the stunning views!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years, 5 months ago

It has been a pleasure to show Sri Lanka dear friend. Thank you so much

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Fascinating images! Love the monkeys! You two look very fit & healthy! Nice variety!
Thanks!

After this comment, 
I'll be disassembling my computer to pack the car for immediate departure. 
Catch up with everyone, when I can....... 
Cheers!
Jay

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Cheers

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

smile+1

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Francesc 2 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic set ...I love the third one!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 5 months ago

That will be our next target smile  Thanks my friend

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful view. #3 seems really really high..no thank you smile . Picture of you and Theresa is excellent.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 5 months ago

#3 is our next point of observation, but the stairs were carved on the rock and were very slippery, and as you can see we're using socks because the ground was already too hot.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

Ohhhh I didn't realize you were wearing socks because of the heat, I thought you had taken your shoes off out of respect while entering the temple.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 5 months ago

We took our sandals off because we were not allowed to enter the temple wearing them,  but we had to wear socks because it was impossible to be bare footed in that hot ground

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 2 years, 5 months ago

#2 is my fav!
IMPRESSIVE

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 2 years, 5 months ago

This was a very interesting place Olga. Thank you my friend

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

On top of the world, and who were the monkeysinnocentjoy. Nice work like always.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

Hahahaha. Of course smile

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