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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...

Thalagama Raja Maha viharaya – Ambepussa,Sri Lanka

The historic temple at Thalagama (Thalagama Raja Maha viharaya) is located at a distance about a kilometer from Warakapola town, or less than 1 km from Ambepussa Railway station. This cave temple is built by King Walagamba on a beautiful mountain top. The cell stones scripts, steps made of rocks, dagaba are festinating     The temple is consisted with three levels.   The sangawasaya,...

Beauty of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - My motherland is blessed with natural beauty.Not easy to describe how beautiful the country is.But it is lush with greenary & rivers around the country.

Ruwanwali saya – Sri Lanka

Ruwanweli Seya built in the 2nd century B.C. by King Dutugamunu in Sri Lanka. This dagaba or Stupa is a dome or relic chamber which is build over sacred relics of the Buddha   Check latest post about Ruwanwelisaya in Anuradhapura.                                            

The Hatadage

The Hatadage is in Polonnaruwa,is built for the same purpose, to protect the sacred Tooth Relic.There are three Buddha images at the back end of the temple .

Beauty of a water Lily

Water Lily or 'Olu' as we call it in Sinhalese is a native flower of Sri Lanka. Olu Start blooming at 10 p.m. and close at 11 am .

The Temple of Tooth Relic -Sri Lanka (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

The Temple of Tooth Relic -Sri Lanka (Sri Dalada Maligawa) The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) is situated in Kandy,Sri Lanka. The Sacred tooth relic of the Lord Budda is the most venerated object of worshiping for Buddhists.  Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever...

Samadhi Buddha Statue – Anuradhapura,Sri Lanka

Samadhi Pilimaya is located at mahamewna  Uyana,Anuradhapura ,Sri Lanka This Limestone statue of Lord Buddha  is shown Lord Buddha in the serene state of Samadhi.Kindness of Lord Buddha flows through the half closed eyes. some think the expression change as the sun's light moves across it. It is roofed to protect form the weather

Thuparamaya Dagaba -Sri Lanka

After Arahat Mahinda introduced Buddhism during the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa (307-267 BC), in the Sri Lanka’s ancient sacred capital, Anuradhapura, the king built the Maha Vihara, a temple and residence for the monks, after dedicating the Nandana and Mahamega royal pleasure gardens to the Maha Sangha. The earliest monument found in Sri Lanka is the ‘Stupa,’ which is...