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North of Kandy

Together with Pranavan, a fellow Vipassana yogi at Dhamma Kuta and student in Jaffna, I pay a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. We are there for around 4 hours to walk about, meet some Austrians, see flying foxes and indulge in the splendour of natural surroundings. 418 more words

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King Kashyapa

Acquiring the throne

Though Kashyapa was the eldest son of the king, he was not the heir to the throne. Moggallana was the son of the royal consort and the rightful heir to the throne, while Kassapa was born to a non-royal concubine. 383 more words

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King Devanampiya Tissa

Tissa, later Devanampiya Tissa was one of the earliest kings of Sri Lanka based at the ancient capital of Anuradhapura from 307 BC to 267 BC.  308 more words

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There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path. (c) Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Buddhism as a new religion was first introduced to Sri Lanka by Indians, and this crucial event that later made Sri Lanka one of the world capitals of Southern Buddhism dates back to far 4th century B.C. 290 more words

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Day 4 – Buddha-y (Biscuit) Base

That might look like a word pun shoehorned into a blog post title with utter disregard for whether it works but it’s not. This is because Day 4 was a trip to Anuradhapura, the capital city of Ancient Sri Lanka. 503 more words

Anuradhapuran Adventures With Mr. Wobbles

There are a number of extraordinary ways to meet your end in Sri Lanka. The island claims the highest number of annual deaths by snakebite of any country in the world. 1,391 more words

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Yes! From North to South, RoadTripped Sri Lanka (Day 2-Part 1 aka Sri Maha Bodhi Temple)

Day 2 – 15th April 2017

Waking up to onion biscuits NOT (but really! Onion biscuits?)feeling refreshed with a good night sleep, my plan for day 2 was to explore Anuradhapura, stop by at Mihintale and call it a night at Habarana as seen in the map below..long day ahead! 1,355 more words

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