Thuparamaya dagaba(pagoda)

This is another important Buddhist monument in Anuradhapura. Thuparamaya is considered to be the first Dagaba built in Sri Lanka. The Dagaba contained relic of the Lord Buddha. That mean relic-dhathu. It was built by King Devanampiyatissa back in the 3rd Century BC. also it has built in a paddy shaped structure, but it has changed due to many restorations. In size it is quite small compared to some of the dagabas built by later kings. . In later times a circular wall and a ring shaped roof was built enclosing the structure know as a Vatadageya.