Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Temple in Trincomalee district and stays among sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka.
The golde n fence around stupa has more than thousand pillars.
Better to go there in the morning or the weather can be very hot and humid.
This is one of the temples with historical value where this is believed to be built prior to golden era of Buddhism in Anuradhapura kingdom. This is peaceful place and much remote place also. If you get a chance pay attention to many stories about how this temple was built, how this temple was rediscovered and renovated etc.
This is a great significance place for Buddhists as well as the travelers around the world. Because the Stupa in this temple containing the Lalata Dathun Wahanse (sacred forehead bone) of Lord Buddha.
This Temple was built by King Kavantissa during his reign (2nd century BC). Over the years, the stupa fell into decay under the pressure of the Tamil...