Considered to be an icon of architectural glory in historical Sri Lanka, Ruwanwelisaya is one of the world’s tallest monuments, standing at 103 m (338 ft.) and with a circumference of 290 m (951 toes.) And additionally holds an area as one of the Solosmasthana (the sixteen sacred sites of veneration) and the Atamasthana (the 8 sacred sites in the ancient sacred town of Anuradhapura), which can be places believed to were visited via Buddha in the course of his three visits to Sri Lanka.
Ruwanwelisaya is understood by means of many names which includes, Mahathupa, Ran Welisaya, Swarnamali Chethiya & Rathnamali Dagoba.
constructed by means of King Dutugamunu c. 140 B.C, the Stupa was exposed on an archaeological expedition and was in ruins until Buddhist monks released a fundraising by way of a Sinhalese Bikkhu and taken it to the glorious nation centuries in the past and final crowning was held on 17th June 1940 by means of The Ruwanveli Seya recuperation Society.
King Dutugamunu, surpassed away whilst the first-rate stupa changed into best partly finished, leaving the responsibility of concluding it to his brother king Saddatissa. under his patronage, the Mahathupa become given a chathra or a parasol, which isn’t located today and a mass of tuskers around Mahathupa, that is discovered even today. As indicated via the Mahavansa, the chathra contained a circle of valuable diamond stones, clarified as a Vajrachumbaka, and an tremendous ruby at the top.
The Ruwanwelisaya changed into additionally designed with Buddha’s teachings in mind. unique parts of the dorm indicates specific data inclusive of, dome indicates the vastness of the doctrine, the four facets above it constitute the 4 Noble Truths, the concentric earrings imply the Noble Eightfold center route, and the big crystal at the pinnacle represents the ultimate Buddhist purpose of enlightenment.