Nagadeepa Purana Vihara (Sinhala: නාගදීප පුරාණ විහාරය, Tamil: நயினாதீவு நாக விகாரை) is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Jaffna district of Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It is among the country's sixteen holiest Buddhist shrines (Solosmasthana). According to contemporary history, the Gautama Buddha visited the site after five years of attaining Enlightenment to settle the dispute between two warring Naga kings, Chulodara and Mahodara.Before you head to Jaffna, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jaffna holiday website, to make sure you see all that Jaffna has to offer, including Nagadipa Purana Vihara.
Ancient history according to the Mahavamsa chronicles and the Tamil Buddhist epic Manimekalai mentions a gem-studded throne and a stone with the Buddha’s footprint at the island Nainativu, (also known as Nagadeepa) which pilgrims from India visited.
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A must visit if you go to Jaffna Considered a most sacred place to visit of persons with any religion Do not visit on public holidays Just too crowded Unless you are happy to hire a private boat..... more »
This is one of the places where lord buddha has visited. It's a budhist temple famous among ri Lankan budhist. more »
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