Ruwanwelisaya Facts

  • The Ruwanveli Seya Restoration Society was founded in 1902 and the final crowning of the stupa took place on 17 June 1940.
  • The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.
  • Ruwanwelisaya also known as “Mahathupa”, “Swarnamali Chaitya”, “Suvarnamali Mahaceti” (in Pali) and “Rathnamali Dagaba”.
  • The stupa was a ruin in the 19th century. After fundraising efforts by a Sinhalese bhikkhu, it was renovated in the early 20th century.
  • Ruwanwelisaya diameter of 90 meters at the base and a height of 92 meters (300 ft) and circumference of 292 meters (950 ft).
  • Ruwanwelisaya Geographic coordinates 8°21′0″N 80°23′47″E.
  • Ruwanwelisaya is one of the world’s tallest monuments, standing at 103 m (338 ft.)
  • Built by King Dutugamunu c. 140 B.C.
Ruwanwelisaya Facts
Ruwanwelisaya Facts

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