Portrait of Traditional Dancer

Portrait of Traditional Dancer, Sri Lanka

This was taken at an Opening ceremony of a Japanese restaurant EDO in Sri Lanka. Few more pictures below.

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.

Panoramic view of Anuradapura Ancient City

Anuradapura, Sri Lanka

To the far left small white stupa is Ruwanweliseya (The Great Swarnamali maha Stupa) this city is surrounded by ancient ruins and monasteries.

The Gem Sanctity, Ruwanweliseya

Ruwanweli Maha Seya (The Great Swarnamali Stupa), Anuradapura, Sri Lanka

Undoubtedly my favourite place in Sri Lanka to visit, Standing majestically in the hallowed precincts of the Anuradhapura Sacred City is The Great Swarnamali Stupa, the emblem of sanctity, blessed with the presence of the Buddha and venerated by gods, great kings and Buddhists for over centuries and beyond. It was built by King Dutugemunu in 140 B.C.

Ruwanweli Maha Seya (The Great Swarnamali Stupa), Anuradapura, Sri Lanka