Jethawanaramaya Stupa is one of the tallest stupa of Sri Lanka. The stupa was constructed by the King Mahasen, between the years 273 301.

Who is Jetavana?

Jetavana (Jethawanaramaya or Weluwanaramaya buddhist literature) was one of the most famous of the Buddhist monasteries or viharas in India (present-day Uttar Pradesh). It was the second vihara donated to Gautama Buddha after the Venuvana in Rajgir.

Who donated the Jetavana monastery to Buddha?

banker Anathapindada
The monastery of Jetavana in the city of Shravasti (Savatthi), where the Buddha spent much of his time and delivered many of the discourses, was donated to the Buddha by the wealthy banker Anathapindada (Pali: Anathapindika).

What is the Jetavana Grove?

Jetavana is the name a famous Buddhist monastery garden. It is in India, outside the ancient city of Savatthi. The Buddha spent 19 of his 45 rainy-seasons in the garden. It was bought for the community by Anathapindika.

Who built Jetavana monastery?

Jetavana Monastery at Anuradhapura one of the major Buddhist Monasteries of Sri Lanka was founded by King Mahasena (276-303 AC).

Who is Vai›rava¹‡a?

Vai›rava¹‡a is the guardian of the northern direction, and his home is in the northern quadrant of the topmost tier of the lower half of Sumeru. He is the leader of all the yak¹as who dwell on the Sumeru’s slopes. He is often portrayed with a yellow face.

Who was Kolitha?

Near Rajagaha there were two villages called Upatissa and Kolita. The headmen of these two villages were also known as Upatissa and Kolita. Both families were very close friends. One day Upatissa’s wife, Sari, gave birth to a son called Sariputta.

Which king built Jethawanaramaya?

At 122 metres (400 ft), it was the world’s tallest stupa, and the third tallest structure in the world when it was built by King Mahasena of Anuradhapura (273301).

Which is the largest monastery in India?

Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery, located in Tawang city of Tawang district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, is the largest monastery in India.

Where is the oldest monastery situated?

Monastery of Saint Anthony, Egypt.


Anathapindika was born into a wealthy merchant family in Savatthi with the birth name Sudatta, and was a relative of Subh«ti, one of the Buddha’s principal disciples.


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