This was taken at an Opening ceremony of a Japanese restaurant EDO in Sri Lanka. Few more pictures below.
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.
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.
This was taken from a top of a rock formation at a Monastery in Isurumuniya, Aunuradapura, Sri Lanka. The view from up hear is incredible when the sun is setting.