Home Blog Page 184

Gal Potha

  st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Galpotha (an Inscription) is one of the famous historical ruin in Polonnaruwa ,Sri Lanka & it is done by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196).According to the information, this massive stone slab has been brought from Mahiyangana area by the worriers of  King. However some says that it is brought from Mihintale. Gal Potha,Polonnaruwa-Sri Lanka   st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } This inscription mention about...

Mulkirigala Rock Cave Temple

Mulkirigala Rock Cave temple,known as ‘Little Sigiriya’ is located in Hambantota district,Sri Lanka,25 minutes journey from Tangalle.The Mahawamsa records that King Saddatissa (137 BC – 119 BC) built the stupa. However various cave temples containing fine murals of historical importance can be seen & those have been created during different periods of Sri Lankan history.As the name suggests, it...

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...