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“Anothe place of worship for Buddhists.”
Review of Abhayagiri Dagoba

Abhayagiri Dagoba
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Anothe place of worship for Buddhists.”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

This Dagaba is not as big as the others, it was built by the great King Walagamba, its a place most Buddhists worship when they come to visit Anuradhapura.

Visited September 2012
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“2nd largest brick structure in the world”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

It was a complex of monastic buildings founded in 2nd century BC. The Abhayagiri Dagaba was built by King Valagamba between 89-77 BC. Periodic South Indian invasions led to the disintegration of the Abhayagiri Vihara. When it was rediscovered in the 1880s, it was a lost city - over grown with trees and the dagoba was reduced to a mountain of bricks. The brick foundation runs horizontally as tall as the Dagoba. At the moment, renovations are underway with the help of the Central Cultural Found and volunteers who flock to help cut a trench, carry a brick, lay a stone at the ancient Vihara. Expected completion of renovations is Dec 2012.

Visited October 2012
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