Girihadu Seya which is considered to be the 1st Dageba in Sri Lanka is believed to have been constructed by Thapassue Balluka Merchants and is found in Thiriyaya near the eastern port city of Trincomalee. If one is looking for Trincomalee hotels from where to head over to this site, Jungle Beach which is ranked amongst the most frequented Sri Lanka beach resorts will surely offer you a pleasant stay you are not likely to forget.
Historians state that it is these very merchants who enshrined the hair relic of Lord Buddha within the premises of Girihadu Seya. Those touring the area will be able to feast their eyes on a Pali stone inscription which brings to the light the noble act of the merchants. Such traces would tell viewers that the country received a hair relic of Lord Buddha before King Asoka first introduced Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The seya itself is perched on a mountain where a flight of 300 steps lead up to it. The Bo Tree is one of the more striking features of the premises while the shrine room, mura gala and the watadageya add to the aura of this beautiful work of art.
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