Thuparama is a Dagoba in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is one of the Buddhist sacred places of veneration in Anuradhapura. Thera Mahinda, an envoy sent by King Ashoka himself introduced Theravada Buddhism and also Chetiya worship to Sri Lanka. At his request King Devanapiyatissa built Thuparama Dagoba in which was enshrined the collarbone of the Buddha. It is considered to be the first Dagoba built in Sri Lanka (debated) following the introduction of Buddhism. This is considered the earliest monument, the construction of which was chronicled Sri Lanka. Thuparamaya is a residential complex for monks