|Isurumuniya Temple-Front view|
|Front view of Isurumuniya Temple|
|Stupa of the Temple|
|The pond of the Isurumuniya temple|
After spending some time inside the temple, we visited the Archeological museum which is also in the same temple, but it houses separately in another building.Though I say I that we spent around 2 hours in this sacred place,actually 2 hours is not enough to explore the surrounding area.
The above carving is a display of ‘Royal Family’.
Below stone carving is named as ‘Kinnara’.(Kinduru Rangum)
After having a close look to different sculptures,finally we found the ‘Isurumuniya Lovers’ stone carving.This is a famous stone carving and this temple is more popular due to this carving.It is believed/and said that this couple can be the son of king Dutugamunu and his lover Asokamala.
Below is another stone sculpture of a lion.
Below carving is called as ‘Vamana rupa’.This is a carving which we can see in most of the temples.
Actually 2 hours was not enough for us.I really admire this temple in my each visit.If I visit Anuradhapura again,I’ll definitely visit this temple again and will explore other attractions in nearby area.
After spending some time and when we were ready to start our day trip again,we headed over to Samadhi Pilimaya.Then,my next post will be about Samadhi Pilimaya although I have shared some photos earlier.