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The 16 Placees of Veneration Solosmastana

According to the chronicles of Sri Lanka, there are 16 places hallowed by visits of the Buddha. These places are venerated daily by Buddhists of Sri Lanka by reciting the following stanza:

Mahiyanganam Nagadipam Kalyanam Padalanchanam
Divaguha Dighavapi Cetiyam Mutiyanganam
TissaMahaViharancha Bodhim Marichavattiyam
Suwarnamali Maha Cetiyam Thuparama Bhayagirim
Jetavanam Sela Cetiyam Tatha Kacharagamakam
Ethe Solosmasthani Aham Vandami Sabbada
(These sixteen places I worship always)
  1. Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya
  2. Nagadeepa Temple
  3. Kelaniya Royal Temple
  4. Sri Pada
  5. Diva Guhava
  6. Digavapiya
  7. Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara
  8. Tissamaharama Viharaya
  9. Sir maha Bodhi Tree
  10. mirisaveti stupa
  11. Ruwanwelisaya
  12. Thuparamaya
  13. Abhayagiri Pagoda
  14. Jetavana Pagoda
  15. ela Cetiya (Stupa) Mihintala Raja Maha Vihara
  16. Kiri Vehera