Jethawanaramaya is another precious worshipping place for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Situated in Anuradhapura, this stupa is claimed as the tallest brick pagoda in the world.
During our December 2013, Sri Lanka holiday, we could visit Anuradhapura and Jethawanaramaya is one of the places we visited. Not only Buddhists, most tourists to Sri Lanka visit this ancient and sacred stupa
during their holiday in Sri Lanka.
See the brick wall surrounding the stupa!
We visited this Jethawanarama stupa on December full moon
day. A full moon day is a holiday for Sri Lankans and Buddhists go to temples
and spend whole day with religious activities. Offering flowers to Lord Buddha
is one of the activities. We started our journey from Sri Maha Bodhiya and the
place was full with lot of flowers offered by devotees.
However we were sad to
see this in Jethawanaramaya. There were little flowers offered, even we didn’t
prepare with flowers. Instead we wanted to have a visit to the stupa. Seriously
it is a big mistake as a Buddhist.What I could do is just to capture the
moment,so I will not do the same mistake again!
Here are some captures from the place. All these are great symbols to show the country’s proud history.
And finally! Although it is a sacred place, I couldn’t stay away from capturing this monkey couple 🙂
Also read about Ruwanwelisaya.