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Text: "Located to the south of the main street which provides access to the ancient city of Polonnaruva from the eastern gate, it is popularly believed that this may be the stupa supposed to have been built by Queen Rupavati, a consort of King Parākramabāhu the Great (1153-1186 AD). But there is no definitive evidence about its ancient name or the builder. The popular name Pabalu Vehera may derive from the recovery of beads (pabalu) in the vicinity. Around the stupa there are several image houses. A special feature of this stupa is the narrow staircase in three flights at the south providing access to the top of the basal tiers."