Marvelous architectural structure bounded with spiritual and physical attraction
Ruwanweli Maha Seya or the pagoda of the golden dust is known as a marvelous feast of civil engineering, making the present day modern archeologists and investigators confused of the past engineering technologies used. Build nearly 2,500 years ago with a height of around 55 meters and a diameter of around 90 meters which is also considered as one of the tallest man made monument in the world. Ruwanweli Seya Stupa is considered to be one of the most sacred place for the Buddhists all around the world bringing an engineering feast and a testimony to the engineering capabilities of the ancient Srilankans. Even to the present day many investigators are alike questioning the technology used for making this enormous structures. situated next Sri Maha Bodhi, the Ruwanweli Maha Seya has been one of most famous and sacred in Anuradhapura.
Other than the magical architectural structure it holds it has a exciting history hidden it this sacred site attracting thousands of visitors each day. According to the legends it is believed to contain a drona of relics of Lord Buddha treasured inside a chamber full of gold, gems, diamonds and other ancient valuable properties. It is also believed that these relics are sealed along with forty meter stone slabs from each side of the Stupa. In the other hand it is said that there are flowers that shall not wither, sandalwood perfumes that shall not fade away, lamps that shall not extinguish, and the chamber shall not even have a scratch on it. With all these mysterious stories passing by generations we can witness ancient statues of Srilankas legendaries made of granite such as Queen Viharamaha Devi, King Dutugamunu and much more all around the Stupa. Ruwanweli Maha Seya is also known under many names such as; ” Suwarnamali Maha Chaithya”, ” Rathnamali Maha Chaithya” and much more. The great Ruwanweli Maha Seya was built by Kind Dutugamunu who rules Srilanka centuries ago. The Relic Chamber of the great Ruwanweli Maha Seya is said to be strong enough to tolerate a worst natural disaster of all the time. However out of all these legendaries lining up the great Ruwanweli Maha Seya, up to the present date it has never been archeologically investigated or excavated leaving a tragic mystery of this great structure.
Other than the mysterious past it holds the great Ruwanweli Maha Seya, is covered with lot of natural attractions making it one of the best spot for ruin geeks and nature lovers. Covered with greenish forest, the dome of the Ruwanweli Maha Seya shines bright white bringing a glorious fascinating look all over the city. Having a ride through the town will obviously make you witness several marvelous ponds which is known as ” Weva” build by ancient Srilankan people in the determination of collecting rain water, along with the water draining systems leaving the past engineering technology with a question. Out of thousands of both local and foreign visitors visiting each day the great Ruwanweli Maha Seya is one of a most valuable ancient deed brought over generations.