Ruwanwelisaya Stupa
Contributed by : King Dutugemunu - (BC 161 - BC 137)
Era : Anuradhapura

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became lord of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elara, was defeated. It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya, Suvarnamali Mahaceti (in Pali) and Rathnamali Dagaba.
 
This is one of the Solosmasthana (the 16 places of veneration) and the Atamasthana (the 8 places of veneration in the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura). The stupa is one of the world's tallest monuments, standing at 338 feet (103 m) and with a circumference of 950 ft (290 m). [1]
 
The Kaunghmudaw Pagoda in Sagaing, Myanmar is modeled after this stupa.
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Similar Work from Other Rulers - [Religious / Stupa]
ThuparamayaKing Devanampiya TissaBC 307 - BC 267
Built Abhayagiriya StupaKing WalagambaBC 104 - BC 103
මිහිඳු මහා සෑය ඉදි කිරීමKing UttiyaBC 267 - BC 257
සංඝමිත්තා සෑය ඉදි කිරීමKing UttiyaBC 267 - BC 257
Built stone Dagoba in Thuparama ViharayaKing Lanja TissaBC 119 - BC 109
Built Mihinthale Seela StupaKing Mahadatika MahanagaBC 9 - 21
සිතුල් පව්ව විහාරයේ දාගැබ් 10ක් ඉදි කරවීය.King Vasabha66 - 110
Built Pilapitiya SthupaKing Kanitta Tissa165 - 193
Other Works
Defeated Elara
Built Lovamahapaya Viharaya
Built Mirisawetiya Stupa
තුන්සිංහලයම ඵක්සේසත් කිරීම