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Nagadeepa Viharaya (Nagadipa Viharaya)

It is here, it is said, that Buddha on his second visit to Sri Lanka preached his sermon on reconciliation. Two Nagas kings, called Mahodasa (Nagadipa) and Kulodasa (Kelaniya), had been fighting for the simmasanam (throne) for several years. When Buddha came to Nagadipa he settled the dispute. The kings then offered the throne to the Buddha as a gift and built the dagoba which is venerated until now.

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Taken on July 15, 2011