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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, the first capital of Sri Lanka, is not just a city but a testament to the island’s rich cultural and religious heritage. Established in the 4th century B.C., this ancient city has witnessed the ebb and flow of Sri Lankan civilisation, leaving behind a mosaic of historical treasures and stories. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, Anuradhapura is a relic of Sri Lanka’s glorious past. Its status underscores the city’s universal value and the need to preserve its sacred and historical significance for future generations.

From the 4th century B.C. to the 11th century A.D., Anuradhapura was the epicentre of the Sinhalese culture. Its enduring political power and influence have made it an essential chapter in the history of South Asia. Anuradhapura’s significance in the Buddhist world cannot be overstated. It served as a major hub for Theravada Buddhism, a branch founded upon ancient texts, shaping the religious and cultural landscape of the region. The city is a living museum showcasing a blend of religious traditions and practices passed down through centuries. These rituals reflect the city’s deep spiritual roots and connection to Buddhism.

Ruwanweliseya is one the places to visit in Anuradhapura

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