Distance from Anuradhapura – 4.9 km (11 minutes)
Mayura Pirivena is an ancient Buddhist monastery which is situated in Anuradhapura. It is located south-west of the sacred site of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. The monastery is said to have been built by King Buddhadasa during his reign from 340 AD to 368 AD. The monastery is believed to have been renovated a few times in history by kings Dhatusena and Mahanaga. The Indian monk Buddhaghosha Thero is believed to have lived at this location during his stay in Sri Lanka. Ruins of the building can be seen up to this day.
Getting to Mayura Pirivena
From Anuradhapura travel along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway and Mihindu Mawatha to reach the Mayura Pirivena which situated in Anuradhapura.