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The Brazen palace (Lovamahapaya) , was built by King DevanampiyaThissa in the 3rd century BCE. It was later redesigned as a chapter house, or sima hall, by King Dutthagamani for the MahaVihara. One side the building was 120 meters long and it had a thousand rooms in its nine stories.

Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya because the roof was covered with bronze tiles.

It is called the Brazen Palace because its roof was once covered with sheets of gilt bronze. Made primarily of wood, it burned down several times and was rebuilt for the last time by King Parakramabahu 1 in the 12th century. A total of 1,600 stone pillars supported the structure, most of which can still be seen today/p>

It is believed that it took six years for the construction of the building and the plan was brought from the heavens. The building was totallyshattered during the reign of King Saddhatissa. The small building in the center is late construction and is the Venue of Uposatha (chapter house) of the MahaVihara even now.

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