The Koliyas obtained one of the eight parts of the Buddha’s relic which they enshrined and built a magnificent stupa at Ramagrama. Buddhist literary sources mention that Emperor Asoka wanted to obtain the Buddha’s relic to build eighty four thousand minor stupas throughout his vast empire. However the emperor did not touch the precious relic out of the request made by Dragon king and people of Ramagrama. This surviving single original relic stupa standing 7 meters high on the bank of the Jharahi River is the most important stupa of its kind in the whole of the world.