Located at close quarters of Mahaweli Ganga, Sri Lanka’s longest river which flows towards the natural harbor at Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa had been an important settlement long before it became the capital of second Sinhalese Kingdom. During […]
Sri Dalada Maligawa which enshrines Buddha’s tooth relic is the most revered temple in Sri Lanka. The air was cool yet it was dense with incense smoke and prayers – a catalyst for meditation.
The ancient Shiva temple at Polonnaruwa was built by the South Indian Chola Kingdom after invading the island nation in 2nd century BC. Cholas ruled Sri Lanka for about 8 decades. It was a bit […]
The ancient city of Anuradhapura is a UNESCO world heritage site and has several magnificent monuments which includes some of the tallest structures of ancient world: Jetavanaramaya Dagoba, Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba and Abhayagiri Dagoba. The first […]
Part 1: Manuscripts at Aluvihara – regaining lost knowledge Aluvihara holds an important position in the history of Sri Lanka. The series of caves temples and Dagoba was built during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa in […]
A short journey on a Sri Lankan government transport bus from the cooler heritage city of Kandy took me northwards to the historic town of Matale. I got down at Aluvihara and was welcomed by […]
Sri Lanka, affectionately called the pearl of the Indian Ocean is predominantly a Buddhist country. Around 70% of its population follows the Theravada branch of Buddhism. Among the numerous Buddhist sites spread across Lanka, 5 […]
The climb to the Summit from Lion’s paws was much shorter and easier than I had anticipated. After all these climbing I felt like I was on top of the world (or at least Sri […]