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Ruins

Aradhana Gala (The rock of invitation)

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Mihintale
  Period 250 - 210 B.C.
  Ruler King Devamnampiyatissa

Introduction

This is located at the top of the Mihinthale mountain. This is said to be the rock where Mahinda Thero stood with his disciples and spoke to king Devamnampiyatissa who was chasing after a deer at the bottom of the mountain. Others believe that Sumana Samanera (novice monk) got on to the top of this rock and invited the deities and gods of the heavens above to listen to the sermon of the Mahinda Maha Thero.