රන්කොත් වෙහෙර – Rankoth Vehera #RankothVehera is a #stupa located in the #ancie…


රන්කොත් වෙහෙර – Rankoth Vehera

#RankothVehera is a #stupa located in the #ancient #city of #Polonnaruwa in #SriLanka. The stupa was built by Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa, who ruled the #country from 1187 to 1196. The Rankoth Vehera has been built according to the #tradition of the stupas of the #Anuradhapura Maha #Viharaya and bears a close resemblance to #Ruwanwelisaya. In fact, a #stone inscription situated close to the stupa even identifies it by the name “#Ruwanweli”. However, it has later come to be known by the currently used name, Rankoth Vehera. In #Sinhalese, ran means #gold, kotha is the name given to the pinnacle of a stupa, and vehera means stupa or #temple. Thus, the name Rankoth Vehera can be roughly translated to #English as “Gold #Pinnacled Stupa”. Along with the #KiriVehera, it is one of the most revered stupas in Polonnaruwa.
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