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The Ambasthāla Stūpa with a vatadāge is on a platform surrounded by concentric circles of stone (earlier wooden?) pillars that supported a roof. The vatadāgē was added in the 2nd or 3rd century CE. Such structures are called cētiyaghara, thupāghāra or vatadāgē. A flower altar is in the area between the pillars. The Arādanā gala is in the background. The stūpa is the first edifice one encounters in the upper terrace of the monastic complex.