The Samadhi Buddha Statue is located in the Mahamevnawa Park in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Statue of Samadhi Buddha Belongs to the 3rd or 4th centuries. Although its creator and sponsor is unknown. The Mahamevana Park dates back to the 3rd century BC and was one of the oldest large gardens in the country, sponsored by King Mutasiva. The park was a landmark in the city and became the Theravada school, the site of the country’s Orthodox Buddhist Brotherhood. This main Theravada center was called the Mahavihara Brotherhood.
The statue is 7 feet 3 inches tall and is carved with dolomite marble. It was found in 1886 at Mahamevnawa Gardens. It resembles the Toluvila statue from that era. It resembles the Buddha images of the occult,It is believed that the image was originally sunk and made of precious gems. It may be one of the four statues surrounding a sacred Bodhi tree. This is the only statue that has remained largely unchanged. The present Samadhi Buddha is shown in a meditative reflection, on the one hand with the dhayana seal on the hip, as a hint of peace. His feet are crossed with a heroic posture. Since it has been heavily redesigned, many feel that its original beauty is somewhat lost. Especially in the nose; This had to be done again after the cement was damaged in the 19th century. Another interesting feature of Samadhi Buddha is that there are three publications from three angles. From the front he is neutral; There is grief from the left and a smile on the right. It is considered to be a masterpiece of art that is unique among local statues, and is almost alive and well.
The statue of the Lord Buddha was decorated with personal decorations when the Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned by the British government. He said that when he saw the Samadhi statue, he could gain confidence and strength and he would get rid of the pain. One of the finest Buddha statues in Sri Lanka
The Samadhi statue of Lord Buddha has been worshiped by tourists both locally and internationally. Another must-visit destination in Sri Lanka to ease your mind.