Showing posts with label Tissa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tissa. Show all posts

Saturday, March 3, 2012

'Demetamal Vihare', Buththala, Sri Lanka.

In the war between Dutta Gamini and his brother Tissa, in the 2nd Century BC, Tissa was defeated at a place called 'Yudaganaawa' in Buththala. The defeated Tissa took refuge in 'Demetamal Vihare' close by. Dutta Gamini pursued his brother and knew that Tissa was there. He left his army outside and went to meet the Cheif Priest of the temple. The priest answered truthfully ' I do not see him', when Tissa was hiding under a seat. Gamini left the place out of respect for the 'Sangha'. Tissa was later smuggled out disguised as the dead body of  a priest. Later the chief priest brought amity and concord between the two brothers. This is part of Sri Lankan history and this is the 'Demetamal Vihare' referred to. It lies a few hundred yards off the Butthala - Moneragala road, a few Kms outside Butthala.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tissa Wewa, Tissa, Sri Lanka.

The peace and tranquility near a Wewa is appreciated by viewing these pictures. Imagine a brisk breeze caressing your body and the sounds of the wild birds assailing your ears.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Bird Island

The island in the Tissa Wewa at Tissa, Sri Lanka is a nesting place for egrets and cormorants. I took the closeup from a boat.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

View from the bund of the 'Tissa wewa'. Tissa, Sri Lanka.

This picture was taken from the bund of the 'Tissa Wewa', in Tissa, Sri Lanka. You can see the watch-hut on the paddy field and the 'Tissa Dagoba'.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paddy fields of Tissa, Sri Lanka.

I took this picture while returning from Katharagama, from the bund of the Tissa Wewa. The paddy fields were a lovely green in the sunlight. The white painted Dagoba partially hidden by the branches of the tree formed a nice composition.