Isurumuni Lovers (Isurumuni Pem-Yuwala)

Archaeological ruins Isurumuni Lovers, Sri Lanka

Ancient carving of lovers best suits for this day. Below is the history behind this master-peace. Happy Valentines day everyone!

6th Century Gupta style carving. The woman, seated on the man’s lap, lifts a warning finger, probably as a manifestation of her coyness; but the man carries on regardless. The figures represent Dutugemunu’s son Saliya and the low caste (Sadol Kula) maiden Asokamala whom he loved. It’s known that he gave up the throne for her.

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