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Mirisaweti (मिरिसवट्टी) is a memorial building, a stupa, situated in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.



King Dutugamunu (161 BC to 137 BC) built the Mirisaveti Stupa after defeating King Elara. After placing the Buddha relics in the sceptre, he had gone to Tissa Wewa for a bath leaving the sceptre. After the bath he returned to the place where the sceptre was placed, and it is said that it could not be moved. The stupa was built in the place where the sceptre stood. It is also said that he remembered that he partook a chilly curry without offering it to the sangha. In order to punish himself he built the Mirisavetiya Dagaba. The extent of this land is about 50 acres (20 ha). Although the king Kasyapa I and Kasyapa V renovated this, from time to time it was dilapidated. [1]

In Mahavansha


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[2] ने लेख किया है ... मरिचवट्टी (लंका) (AS, p.712) : महावंश 26,8 में उल्लिखित है. यह अनुराधपुर के दक्षिण-पश्चिम में स्थित वर्तमान मिरिसवट्टी है. यहां स्थित विहार को सिंहल नरेश ग्रामणी ने बौद्ध संघ को दान में दे दिया था. विहार का नाम पर इस राजा के, संग को बिना भोजन दिए मिर्च खा लेने पर हुआ था (देखे महावंश 26, 16).

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