An HDR imgae of the Maha Stupa aka Maha Seya on top of Mihintale Hill in Sri Lanka

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An HDR imgae of the Maha Stupa aka Maha Seya on top of Mihintale Hill in Sri Lanka
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Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures. This large stupa known as the Maha Seya is on the summit of the Mihintale hill, built by King Mahadathika Mahanaga (7-19 AD) the base of which is 136Êft (41Êm) in diameter. The stupa which was in a dilapidated condition was completely restored.
Location: Mihintale, Sri Lanka.