Distance from Anuradhapura – 7.4 km (12 minutes)
Sangamitta Stupa is a small stupa which is situated to the east of Thuparamaya, along Thuparama Mawatha in Anuradhapura. Sangamitta Theri, daughter of Great Indian Emperor Ashoka, came to Sri Lanka in 249 BC carrying the southern branch of the Sri Maha Bodhi in India. Sangamitta Theri along with Emperor Ashoka’s son, Mahinda Thero, lived in Sri Lanka to help king Devanampiyatissa to establish Buddhism in the country. The ashes of Sangamitta Theri are believed to have been enshrined to the east of Thuparamaya by King Uttiya which is where the Sangamitta Stupa is located.
Getting to Sangamitta Stupa
From Anuradhapura travel along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway to reach the Sangamitta Stupa which is situated along Thuparama Mawatha in Anuradhapura.