‘Mihinda Hill’  NCP,  Sri Lanka

From Mihinda and Sin: talā, ‘high ground, hill, summit, peak’.

This is the hill where Mahinda, the son of Emperor Ashoka, met Devanampiyatissa (250-210 BC) and converted him to Buddhism.

At its summit is the Maya Seya, the Maha (‘great’) Stupa.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.

 

Maha Stupa, Maha Seya (Mihintale)

Maha Stupa, Maha Seya (Mihintale)            Sampath s