June 21, 2024

Honorable Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa receives blessings from Atamasthanadhipathi, Chief Sanghanayake of Nuwara Kalaviya, Ven. Pallegama Hemarathana Thera.

In the heart of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, the Atamasthana, known as the Eight Sacred Places, echoes the profound legacy of Buddhist heritage. These spiritual landmarks, including Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweli Stupa, Thuparama Stupa, Lovamahapaya, Abhayagiri Stupa, Jetavanarama Stupa, Mirisaveti Stupa, and Lankarama Stupa, stand as enduring monumental architecture of spiritual significance.

During a recent visit, Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament (MP), emphasized the importance of Atamasthana, stating, “Anuradhapura is one of the most sacred sites for Buddhist pilgrims from around the world who come here to worship the relics of Buddha and invoke blessings.”

He further emphasized that many Hindu devotees, tracing the ancient Ramayana Trail across Sri Lanka, discover solace in Anuradhapura, especially at the historically significant Sri Maha Bodhi. Anuradhapura intricately weaves a cultural tapestry, forging a deep connection between India and Sri Lanka through their shared heritage.

Anuradhapura aspires to become a sanctuary, welcoming visitors worldwide, and fostering cultural exchange, and philosophical discourse while nurturing mutual respect. Our vision is to transform Anuradhapura into a globally revered spiritual haven for people across borders.