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Nissanka Latha Mandapaya

Nissanka Latha Mandapaya found in Polonnaruwa-Sri Lanka, is one of most beautiful & also artistic building of ancient Sri Lanka.As the name mentioned,it was built by the king nissanka Malla.The stone pillars of this building resemble the stem of a lotus.This building was used by the king to listen to chanting of ‘pirith’.

Thoughts from Lord Buddha to celebrate Vesak Festival

Vesak is the festival day for Buddists to celebrate the birth of Lord Buddha,his attaining Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana. This year Vesak full moon day is on 17th May. To celebrate Vesak I thought of sharing some thoughts from Lord Buddha. All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts...

Gal Viharaya,Polonnaruwa

Gal Viharaya (Uththararamaya) is another remains of Polonnaruwa, World Heritage SiteThere are four statues of Lord Buddha carved out of same rock.To one side of this reclining Buddha stands a 7 metre Buddha, in a rare pose with crossed arms. Another smaller statue of Buddha sits in deep meditation, while a fourth figure is set into a cave cut...

Ceylon Tea

Where ever country we live,this is the beverage we all Sri Lankans love to.That is  CEYLON TEA. Tea production in Sri Lanka, is of high importance to the Sri Lankan economy and the world market. The country is the world's fourth largest producer of tea and the industry is one of the country's main sources of foreign exchange and a...

Watadage

The Vatadage or the Circular relic house was probably built in the 7th century and later renovated and reconstructed by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196). In the center is a small Stupa and on the four sides, there are beautifully carved Buddha statues. These statues are different to what is normally found. The robe is flat, which is unusual and...