Buddhist Monastery in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, a premier land of Buddhism is genuinely influenced by the Theravada school. About 70% of the total population of Sri Lanka follows the path of Buddhism. Buddhism was introduced in Sri Lanka by honored Mahinda, the son of the Emperor Ashoka, in the 2nd century BC. During the reign of Sri Lanka's King Devanampiyatissa, Bodhi Tree was brought to Sri Lanka, and thus worshiped. The first Buddhist monasteries were established under the aid and finance of the Sri Lankan king.
Sri Lanka bears a largest uninterrupted background of Buddhism in comparison with other Buddhist nation in the world. There erected abundant of Buddhist institution of Sri Lanka and thus to gratify global pilgrimage fascination and attraction. Theravada tradition is serving the Buddhist in Sri Lanka from more than 2000 years.
Buddhist Destinations in Sri Lanka:
Anuradhapura: Anuradhapura / the Atamasthana or the 8 main places of worship, is the prior attraction of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Sri Maha Bodhi, Lovamahapaya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Abayagiriya, Jetavanaramaya, Jetavanaramaya, Mirisaveti and Lankarama, encompasses the eight Buddhist Sacred Destinations of Sri Lanka.
Polonnaruwa: Gal Vihare, Sculpture of Great King Parakramabahu, Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Bath), The Vatadage, Atadage (House of Eight Relics), Lankathilake (The Image House), Ran Kot Vehera (The Golden Pinnacle Dagaba), Pabulu Vehera (Coral Shrine) and Potgul Vihara (The Monastery) are prior Buddhist attractions of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka.