Tallest Stupa in ancient world: Jethawanaramaya Dagoba | Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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The ancient city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO world heritage site and has several magnificent monuments which includes some of the tallest structures of ancient world:  Jetavanaramaya Dagoba, Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba and Abhayagiri Dagoba. The first 2 are close to each other while the third one is around 5km away from them. A Buddhist stupa is known as Dagoba in Sri Lanka and it contains the holy relics of Buddha. Jethawanaramaya has a part of belt worn by Buddha. It was built as a result of the rising rivalry between the 2 sects prominent sects of Buddhism. The King Mahasena was loyal to Theravada sect and he ransacked the monastery of Mahayana sect. After plenty of negotiations with his minister Meghavannabhaya who led a rebellion, the King apologized and agreed to construct Jetavanaramaya Dagoba for the Mahayana sect.

This dagoba is also one of the largest brick structures in the world…

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