The first established Kingdom of the country; the Anuradhapura city contain many famous ruins. Along the scenic route to Anuradhapura, the Lovamahapaya is located near Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya.
According to the ancient chronicle of Sri – lanka, Lovamahapaya is a massive structure existed at that time. The commentary such as, nine storied building, to a height of (nearly) 46meters with 40X40 numbers of columns were clearly describe the gigantic structure of Lovamahapaya which existed many centuries before.
At first, King Devanampiyatiisa built a place for Buddhist monks to conduct their meetings but later King Dutugemunu built it into a massive building which contains nearly 1000 rooms for them to rest. The other speciality of Lovamahapaya is the roof top covered with copper plate. The height of the building brought down with the time and the chronicles mentioned the reason as it was built on wood. With some fire accidents by the oil lamps the building was deceased and the present look was brought by King Parakiramabahu I.
Not only Buddhist but also other religious believers used to visit the place because of its adorable structure.