Dagoba of Thuparama
Dagoba of Thuparama
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This ancient site is believed to house the collarbone of the Buddha.
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Sriyani T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
If you are a history buff you will love going into this very old temple site. Beautifully located and maintained, this dagoba is well worth the visit. I am a Christian, but for the Buddhists, this is a place of pilgrimage, so you will streams of people in white carrying flowers to worship. Lovely site.
Written 16 February 2024
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Friends
This is the earliest documented Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is in Mahamewna park. It is the earliest Dagoba to be constructed on the island dating back to the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (247-207BC)
Written 17 November 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
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Jun 2023 • Friends
Thuparamaya is the earliest documented of Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It is in Mahamewna Park and is the oldest Dagoba constructed in Sri Lanka, dating back to the reign of King Devanampiya Tisa (247-207 BC)
Written 13 August 2023
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Fer
Colmenar Viejo, Spain2,827 contributions
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Aug 2022
The original name of this image house is not known; therefore, the builder of this is also unknown.
It is thought that this was built by a minister of King Parakramabahu (1153‐1186) called Mahinda to house the tooth relic. Another belief is that this was built by king Vijayabahu I (1070‐1110).
This is the only monument among those in Polonnaruwa where the roof is well preserved.

Alberga ocho budas, algunos de los cuales se remontan al periodo Anuradhapura.
Los gruesos muros del santuario tienen troneras por las que entra la luz al interior y permite que resplandezcan los cristales de piedra caliza de los budas.
Written 27 February 2023
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Yuri_mw4
Colombo, Sri Lanka10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
This was built by king dewanampiyatissa celebrating the introduction of Buddhism to srilanka this is the very first sthupa in here named by combining sthupa for structure and arama monastery
Written 18 January 2022
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Tharaka
Colombo, Sri Lanka5 contributions
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Mar 2021
Built by king Dewanampiyatissa in 2nd century. Originally it was in the shape of a heap of paddy but as restorations were done in later years, it took the form as seen today. The story of the stupa, its immaculate white
Written 24 March 2021
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Dhilip d
Habarana, Sri Lanka117 contributions
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Nov 2019
In a beautiful woodland setting north of the Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, the Thuparama Dagoba is the oldest dagoba in Sri Lanka – indeed, probably the oldest visible dagoba in the world. It was constructed by King Devanampiya Tissa in the 3rd century BC and is said to enshrine the right collarbone of the Buddha. Its ‘heap-of-paddy-rice’ shape was restored in 1862 to a more conventional bell shape and to a height of 19m.
Written 17 March 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia3,578 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
This is the first Buddhist Temple in Sri Lanka, built since 3rd century, to house the right collar-bone of Buddha. There are nearby ruins site with some interesting stone carvings especially the famous “Moondtone” carvings which is semicircular usually stood at the foot of first step in Buddhist buildings/ temple. We even explored further to the Elephant Pond as the given name is due to the huge size of the pond. More details to see along the history of Anuradhapura Kingdom in relation to Buddhism culture. It is inclusive in the entrance fee of USD25 or LKR4,550 for the Anuradhapura ancient sites. Hiring a driver is necessary to the scarcity of the site.
Written 10 March 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Tucked away in the southwestern corner of the Quadrangle is the smallest gedige [a hollow Buddhist temple with thick walls] at Polonnaruwa. Its roof is in situ. Four standing Bodhisattva statues are inside. It dates from the reign of Vijayabahu or Parakramabahu I. A British archaeologist mistakenly gave the building its present name relating to ‘the stupa’ but it is a gedige, a rectangular image house. Thick walls make for a refreshingly cool interior. Suffice to say the scaffolding implies long term betterment but for the short term it evidently negatively impacts one's impression of the building.
Written 6 February 2020
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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK4,547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The oldest of the sacred sites in this area although heavily restored. Has a nice atmosphere and is worth seeing as part of the sacred city
Written 6 February 2020
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