bringing the buddhist world at the comfort of your home
Thuparama Stupa, 3rd century B.C.

Situated in the heart of Anuradhapura, Thuparama is considered as the first dagoba built in Sri Lanka after the introduction of Buddhism. Arhath Mahinda, an envoy sent by King Asoka introduced Buddhism to the country during the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa.

The king who met Arhath Mahinda at Mihintale was the first to embrace Buddhism. Under the patronage of the thera the king built the stupa in the 3rd century BC enshrining the collarbone of the Buddha.

Issued Country Sri Lanka
Issued Year 1997
Category Buddhist Architect World Heritage Theme 1: : World Buddhist Heritage Through Stamps Buddhist Landscape
Type Postage Stamps
Email Us