Main Refectory

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 914-923 A.D.
  Ruler king Kassapa V


Remains of four phases of constructions from the first century B.C., have been discovered at this refectory which is also mentioned in the 10th century Abhayagiriya inscription of king Kassapa V 914-923 A.D. Chinese monk Fa-Hien in the fifth century A.D. mentions that 5000 monks resided at Abhayagiriya the stone canoe of 19 m in length exceeds the capacity of 5000 alms bowls a sun-dial, kitchen store rooms and under ground conduits supplying water to the building are also visible.


  • Court yard
  • Kitchen
  • Store room
  • Dining room
  • Dining area
  • Under ground water supply line
  • Sun dial
  • Stone Canoe