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Ruwanweli Maha Seya

Ruwanweli Maha Seya is a prominent Buddhist stupa situated in the ancient historic city of Anuradhapura.
Ruwanweli Maha Seya is a stupa which is a hemispherical structure and contains the largest collection of relics (two quarts) of the Buddha and it is considered sacred to many buddhists all over the world .
The stupa was built by the great King Dutugamuu who reigned from 137BC to 119BC .
Ruwanweli Maha Seya is also know by the names of “Swarnamali Chaitya” , “Rathnamali Chaitya” and “Mahathupa”.
This stupa is one of the world’s tallest ancient structures standing at a height of approximately 103 m and with a circumference of 290 m. Consequently it stands among the top in the list largest stupa in Sri Lanka.

ANURADHAPURA, SRI LANKA – JAN 11, 2015: The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.

Panorama of Mahatupa or Ruwanweliseya big Dagoba in Anuradhapura, Unesco, Sri Lanka, Asia

ANURADHAPURA, SRI LANKA – 21 Feb 2016: A procession of people dressed in white wraps a 366m orange cloth around the Ruwanwelisaya stupa for the Full Moon Hindu ceremony in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Anuradhapura,Sri Lanka- April 16th 2021: Budhist stupa Ruwanweliseya in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. White stupa with golden top with green park palm tree and grass field background. Unesco world heritage