Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lankathilaka Vihara, Sri Lanka.

The 'Chaithya and the Vihara-ge situated on the rock
The view of the distant mountains from the Vihara

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gadalaadeniya temple, Sri Lanka.

The paddy storage bin for the secretion of paddy harvested from the temple lands.
The buildings on the rock.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gadalaadeniya Temple, Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka.

A door-frame made of decorated granite.
A lotus pond
It has been claimed that wood-working and wooden furniture was introduced into Sri Lanka by the Portuguese only in the 16th Century of the Present Era. Almost all the old buildings have roof supports of pillar-shaped granite. The doorways and windows had frames from granite.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gadaladeniya Temple, Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka.

The 'inverted lotus bud' design on the roof of the sanctuary.
Tying a charmed thread around the wrist of a devotee