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Ruwanwali Maha Saya   The Ruwanweli Maha Seya, otherwise called the Mahathupa (lit. 'the Incomparable Thupa'), is a stupa (a hemisph...

Ruwanwali Maha Saya

 The Ruwanweli Maha Seya, otherwise called the Mahathupa (lit. 'the Incomparable Thupa'), is a stupa (a hemispherical construction containing relics) in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Two quarts or one Dona of the Buddha's relics are revered in the stupa, making it the biggest assortment of his relics anywhere.[1] It was worked by Sinhalese Ruler Dutugemunu in c. 137 B.C., who became lord of Sri Lanka after a conflict in which the Chola Ruler Elāra (Ellalan) was crushed. It is otherwise called Swarnamali Seya, Svaṇṇamāli Mahaceti (in Pali) and Rathnamali Seya.

Ruwanweli maha Seya was worked by the extraordinary ruler Dutugamunu who ruled from 137BC to 119BC from Anuradhapura. Close to Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweli Seya sanctuary is the most loved Buddhist site in Anuradhapura. Ruwanweli Maha Seya isn't the biggest neither the most established of the stupas raised in Anuradhapura, yet this is the most worshiped by the Buddhists outperforming any remaining extraordinary stupas. It has the most overwhelming assortment of relics of Gautama Buddha than was at any point cherished in some other dagaba in the island.

After the loss of Elara, the South Indian trespasser and bringing the entire country under one rule by the extraordinary fighter lord Dutugemunu, working of Ruwanweli Seya has been given the most unmistakable quality in most old texts in Sri Lanka.

The first stupa has been around 180 feet (55 meters) in level and had been extended and remodeled by numerous rulers from there on. The stupa is 350 feet (107 meters) in level and 300 feet (92 meters) in width today.

Subsequent to building the Lohamahaprasada, the seven celebrated building and giving it to the organization, he began building the biggest block structure the world had at any point seen at that point. The area of the stupa was at that point chosen by the incomparable Mahinda Thero and lord Devanampiyatissa had established a colossal stone support point at the area. The ruler eliminated this support point and began to fabricated the stupa. The point of support was moved toward the northern side of the stupa. This point of support should be visible even today where lord Dutugemunu set it. It is 22 feet in level and 12 feet in perimeter.

As indicated by Mahavansa, the incredible narrative of Sri Lanka, the groundwork for the establishment for the stupa is depicted as follows (part  refrains 2-17);


At the point when he had requested to remove the stone point of support the ruler of the land had the spot for the thupa recovered to a profundity of seven cubits to make it firm inside and out. Round stones that he directed his fighters to bring here did he cause to be broken with mallets, and afterward did he, knowing about the right and the incorrect ways, order that the squashed stone, to make the ground firmer, be stepped somewhere near extraordinary elephants whose feet were bound with calfskin.


The fine dirt that will be viewed as on the spot, for ever wet, where the superb Ganga tumbles downward on (the earth (on a space) thirty yojanas around, is called in light of its fineness, (margarine mud) Samaneras who had defeated the asavas, brought the mud here from that spot. The lord instructed that the mud be spread over the layer of stones and that blocks then be laid over the dirt, over these a harsh concrete and over this cinnabar, and over this an organization of iron, and over this pleasant smelling marumba that was brought by the samaneras from the Himalaya. Over this did the master of the land order them to lay mountain-gem. Over the layer of mountain-gem he had stones spread ; wherever all through the work did the earth called margarine mud act (as concrete). With pitch of the kapittha-tree, broke down in improved water, the master of chariots laid over the stones a sheet of copper eight inches thick, and over this, with arsenic disintegrated in sesamum-oil, (he laid) a sheet of silver seven inches thick.


At the point when the ruler, happy on a fundamental level, had subsequently had planning made upon where the Incomparable Thupa was to be constructed, he organized, on the fourteenth day of the splendid portion of the month Asalha, a gathering of the fellowship of the bhikkhus, and talked in this way: "To-morrow, revered sirs, I will establish the groundwork stone of the Incomparable Cetiya. Then, at that point, let our entire fraternity collect here, to the end that a celebration might be held for the Buddha, aware of the weal of individuals; and let individuals in festal exhibit, with fragrant blossoms, etc, come to-morrow to the spot where the Incomparable Thupa will be fabricated"

Mahavamsa - The Incomparable Annal of Sri Lanka

Lord Dutugamunu didn't live to see the finish of this huge stupa. At the point when the lord became sick, he sent his sibling to finish crafted by the stupa. On Lord Dutugamunu's passing bed he needed to see this stupa and his sibling canvassed the entire arch in white fabric and built the upper part of the stupa in bamboo and painter it in impersonation gold and conveyed the ruler to the stupa to show the "contended" stupa.

At this site, he was glad to see Therapuththabhaya Thero, one of the 10 champions in Dutugemunu's military who took up robes in the wake of overcoming Elara and joining the country under one lord. He addressed him and said "In times past upheld by you, one of my ten champions, I took part in battle against the people who had usurped the nation; presently solitary I have started my battle with death. I can not conquer this main bad guy."

The Thera answered as such: "Extraordinary Lord, pull it together. Without quelling the territory of the enemy sin-the force of the adversary passing is invulnerable. For, it has been pronounced by our Ruler the Tathagata that all what is sent off into the world that is temporary will most without a doubt die; in this way everything is short-lived. This rule of disintegration applies its power considerably over the Buddha Call to your memory the many demonstrations of devotion and good cause performed by you."


The lord got a lot of relief from this assertion and requested that his clergymen cover his body at a reasonable spot inside the yard of the Uposatha corridor inside sight of the Ruwanweli Seya. Then he addressed his sibling Saddhatissa once and for all


"My dearest Tissa, do thou complete in the most intricate and wonderful way all the excess work at the incomparable Dagaba ; hold blossom contributions morning and night everyday at this Hallowed place; keep up three times each day the sacrosanct assistance with the full band of artists at the Sanctum. Anything that might have been the contributions and obligations recommended by me to be made by virtue of the honorable Religion of the Tathagata, do thou, my kid, keep up something similar with next to no decrease."

Had he died. After the rulers passing the Saddhatissa completed the tower, put the entire construction and tormented it. He likewise fabricated a wall around Salapathala Maluwa finished with 400 elephants, 100 on each side.

Around this stupa you will likewise see sculptures made from rock of Ruler Dutugamunu, Sovereign Vihara Mahadevi (Mother of lord Dutugamunu) and Ruler Bhathika Tissa (140-164). Ruler Bhathika Tissa takes care of the stupa from the platform edge to the highest point of the zenith with fragranced wreaths. At one event, he had tormented the entire stupa with vermilion and made t seem to be a bunch of roses. At another occurrence he took care of the stupa with blossoms and water from Abhaya Wewa has been pulled to the top utilizing apparatus implies and watered the blossoms from the top.

The last time it was fixed in the written history is by lord Parakramabahu the Incomparable (1153-1186) north of 800 years prior



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  1. Ruwanweli Maha Saya is the most powerful place in the world


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