Thursday, May 3, 2012

Scenes on the climb to Kadugannaawa, Sri Lanka.

Renovated 'Ambalama' on the climb to Kadugannaawa.

The old waterfall on the road side where a bath in the ice-cold water was a welcome interlude in the 1960s. Everyone rushes past this forgotten site nowadays. 
A view of the valley and 'Bathalagala' - 'Bible rock'.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The 'Sacred Bo Tree', Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

The 'Sacred Bo Tree', Anuradhapura. The branches supported by the gold supports are identified as the ones from the original sapling, brought from India more than 2000 years ago.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Premises of the 'Sacred Bo Tree', Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

A 'Dwara Paalaka' - 'Gate-keeper', carved in granite.
The 'Sandakada pahana' - 'Moonstone'
The ornamental stairway.
Pilgrims in the courtyard

Monday, April 30, 2012

Premises of the 'Sacred Bo Tree', Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

The road leading to the 2500 odd years old Sacred Bo Tree.
Stalls for selling fresh flowers.
'Green leaf monkeys' at play in the premises.