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Ruwanweli Dagoba and elephant wall (before restoration) in Ceylon 1927

Ruwanweli Dagoba and elephant wall in Ceylon 1927

Ruwanweli Dagoba and elephant wall in Ceylon 1927 #IMG347


Maha thupa or Ruwanweli Dagoba was build by the great king Dutugamunu who reigned from 137BC to119 BC.

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According to Mahavamsa, the great chronicle of the Sri Lanka, elephant wall was constucted around Dagoba by late King Dutugamunu’s brother Saddhatissa and It was said to have been coated with gold dust.

Ruwanweli Dagoba also know as Ruvanvalisaya Dagaba, Maha thupa

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