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.

Crossing the river

Crossing the River, Sri Lanka

I remember taking this photo from the balcony of my hotel room, could not resist to let this scenery just slowly pass by. Is there any other simpler way to cross the river, well this is definitely one way of cross the river. No sound of engines, no Splashers, no speed, sometimes calm is beautiful.