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SAMADHI BUDDHA STATUE

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This Buddha image built within a Bodhi Tree Shrine is supposed to be the most exquisite Buddha image found in Sri Lanka. It is sculptured in Gupta style and belongs to the period between 5-6 centuries A.D. probably this image may have been gilt and studded with jewels. The image is in Samadhi posture and seated on Virasana.

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There is Evidence to the effect that this Bodhi-Tree shrine had four Buddha images on the four sides. The square pit where the Bodhi-Tree was planted has also been discovered, The original Bodhi-Tree is not been in existence now. This Bodhi-Tree shrine is one of the four ancient Bodhi-Tree shrines in Abhayagiriya.

It’s located in Anuradhapura ancient city. 200Km away from Colombo

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