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Solos Maha Stana

Solos Maha Stana

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According to the great chronicle of Sir Lanka, the Mahawansa there are 16 places which was visited by Buddha during his 3 visits to Sri Lanka. These places are called Solosmahastana and the Bhuddhists worship these places with the following gatha (sutra) and holds them at highest esteem.

"Mahiyanganam Nagadeepam - Kalyanam Padalanchanam
Divaguha Deeghavapi - Cetiyam Cha Mutinganam
Tissa Maha Viharancha - Bodhim Maricha Vattiyam
Suwarnamali Maha Cetiyam - Thuparama Bhayagirim
Jetavanam Sela Cetiyam - Tatha Kachara Gamakam
Ethe Solosmasthani - Aham Vandami Sabbada"

According to this is sutra, the places which have been blessed by the Buddha's presence are as follows .

    Mahiyangana Viharaya - Mahiyanganaya
    Nagadeepa Viharaya - Nainativu Island, Jaffna District
    Kelani Viharaya - Kelaniya, Colombo District
    Sri Pada - Ratnapura district
    Diva Guhava - Unidentified
    Deeghavapi Chethiya - Deegavapiya, Ampara District
    Muthiyangana Viharaya, Badulla, Badulla District
    Tissa Maha Viharaya - Seruvila, Trincomalee District
    Sri Maha Bodhiya, Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District
    Mirisawetiya, Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District
    Ruwanweli Seya, Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District
    Thuparama , Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District
    Abhayagiriya, Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District
    Jethavanaya, Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District
    Mihinthale Sela Chethiya, Mihinthale, Anuradhapura District
    Katharagama Kiri Vehera, Kataragama, Hambanthota District