Dighapashana Cave

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 10 century A.D.
  Ruler Unknown


The archaeological research has revaled that this cave, used by meditative Bhikkhus, has remains of four cultural phases. The soil strata at the bottom of the excavation show the existence of post holes for the erection of wooden pillars for human settlements of a very simple nature. From the time it became a monastic residence up to the end of Anuradhapura period (10 century A.D.) it is clear that the site had undergone periodic renovations and enlargements.