I forget to share my last weekend journey where I went after go Sigiriya. I went Sigiriya to last Saturday. Then after I went to Anuradhapura at last Sunday. Actually another brilliant moment I spent there. Anuradhapura is an ancient capital of Sri Lanka. The Anuradhapura-based Sri Lankan civilization can be considered as one of the greatest civilizations in Asia and the whole world. Anuradhapura City has been declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO.
I had visited around this ancient city. That is beautiful naturalize area. You can see in front of camera some biggest mountain. Always great visualization created peaceful mindset. Everywhere seemed trees and green nature. Some of stone monuments bring me past kingdom.
I caught same capture since various angle. This is a ancient lake when oldest king made inside Anuradhapura kingdom. The stone steps leading down to the tank can still be seen safely. On the surface of the water, a number of water shells are arranged in a single pattern.
Actually different camera eyes giving various image to others. I have watch more steemian's travel posts and I found above specialty more times. There were some big stones showing their proud to us. I felt those days had amazing architecture technology than today.
I caught my camera with a big tree that was old. These tree already dead and after sometimes it'll fall down on earth. What is the value of a tree? I can't give best value because it's priceless.
This is a wonderful example of irrigation technology in the history of Anuradhapura. Due to lack of rain, there was no water in the pond. You can see much better pond's every characteristics well protected yet.
It's Thuparamaya dagoba. Another ancient dagoba in Anuradhapura kingdom. Strong pillars were seen around the dagaba. The temple's authority well painted recently and maintained nicely because more tourists come to see more ruined places. Thuparamaya is considered to be the first temple built in Sri Lanka after the introduction of Buddhism. This is considered to be the earliest motif in Sri Lankan chronicles. The name Thuparamaya is derived from the combination of the words 'stupa' and 'monastery'.
The motive was built in a round house on a raised platform. Although the wall surrounding the dagoba and the roof above it are now extinct, the four pillars on which the roof rests are still preserved. The four pillars of the pillars vary from one height to another. All the pillars are of the Atapattam type. The carvings on the tram heads are also different. The first and second rows are embellished with solid headpieces, the third rows are decorated with blank headlights, and the fourth rows are decorated with flower heads. To the south of the east entrance, a small bowl of pandas has been built for the convenience of pilgrims.
This is the Jetavanarama Dagaba built by Lord Mahasen. At that time the Jetavanaramaya Dagaba was 400 feet high. This stupa has been built on an eight acre land. You will also understand the ingenuity of the Sinhala engineers in our country by the 4th century CE, when they were able to build the Dagoba. The Jetavanarama Dagaba has been built for other large dagobas as well as a Salapathala Malu. The Jalatanarama Dagoba Salapathala Malwa is a special one. The courtyard is a courtyard in a dagaba with stone slabs.
The Mihintale mountain range consists of four hills, 15 km east of the historic Anuradhapura town of the North Central Province. These include the Mihintala Kanda, Rajagirile Kanda, Aneikeutti Kanda and Ethvehera Kanda. This is a 450 acre land of old age. It is 1014 feet above sea level. Mihintale is one of the most sacred and sacred places of worship for thousands of Arahants including Arahat Mahinda. Therefore, this noble land is one of the most important shrines of the place.
The Sandakada lamp, a semicircular stone structure, is an artistic structure that we now use at the foot of the entrance to the shrine. Among the ruins of some palaces can be seen a sandal lamp placed at the foot of the main entrance to the ancient VIP palaces. A guard wall has been erected along with two guard posts on either side of a moonstone. This is similar to what is currently being constructed on the staircase.
It's Ruwanmali Big dagoba from sinhala pronunciation. We came here at night time. So photo click wasn't quality. But I caught it without more lights. The rectangular courtyard in which the Great Dagoba is situated is five acres in size. One side of the courtyard is 465 feet long. The square wall is surrounded by an elephant wall. It means that the elephants are holding a square courtyard. The ivory wall we see today is a recent invention. Destroyed by the Soli invasions, this stupa was completely restored by King Parakramabahu the Great. That was AD. 1153 - 1186. The present Stupa is 338 feet tall. The scale is 942 feet. The gold-plated tower is 24 feet high.
Time was gone. I had visited only few places. There were lot of places to visit. See you again. Have a nice day.