Mihintale which is situated close to the ancient city of Anuradhapura
becomes a place of great significance to Buddhists in Sri Lanka On Poson
Poya Day because it is where Arahat Mahinda introduced Buddhism to King
Devanampiyatissa,the reigning monarch at that time .
One of the caves believed to have been built by King Devanampiyatissa.
Mihindu Maha Seya
The 1st century B.C .Kantaka Cetiya at the first terrace built by King
The Kaludiya Pokuna
The entire area, illuminated with thousands of colourful earthen
lamps and electric bulbs becomes a hub of activity with a congregation
of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims on Poson Full Moon Poya Day.
There are many beautiful stupas, shrines, caves and ancient edifices
here, built by the numerous kings over the years, that are of great
significance.Some of them are the Kantaka Chetiya, Kaludiya Pokuna,
Mihintale Maha Seya, stone inscriptions,Ambasthala Dagoba (Mango Tree
Dagoba),the 1840 granite steps and the Medamaluwa monastery at the
Middle Terrace.Pictured are a few of them.