Yudaganawa Temple is located in Buttala Divisional Secretariat division of the Monaragala District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. This has been identified as the largest ancient stupa in the Uva Province.
The origin of this stupa is not yet clear. However, historians believe this is the site which the King Dutugemunu had the major battle against his brother Saddhatissa in 2nd century BC. Also, there is a belief that this is the stupa made by King Parakramabahu the Great in memory of his mother Queen Ratnavali who was cremated here.
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