Anuradhapura



a city in N central Sri Lanka: ruins of ancient Buddhist temples.
Historical Examples

Hence when the court moved from Anuradhapura to Pollunaruwa it was installed in the new capital.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

Bintenne, which gives its name to the district, transcends Anuradhapura in antiquity.
The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou

The railway was extended from Matale to Anuradhapura in 1905.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

Next morning he proceeded to Anuradhapura and was received with all honour and enthusiasm.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

Monasteries like those of Anuradhapura, which are said to have contained thousands of monks, no longer exist.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

The ruins of Anuradhapura show that in mediæval times it must have been a city containing a vast concourse of people.
The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou

We found the one at Anuradhapura prettily located in a setting of green, with a garden in front.
Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

noun
a town in Sri Lanka: ancient capital of Ceylon; site of the sacred bo tree and place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. Pop: 53 151 (2001)

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