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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Card # 29

These postcard sent to me by Aravinda Babu

A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this cave monastery, with its five sanctuaries, is the largest, best-preserved cave-temple complex in Sri Lanka. The Buddhist mural paintings (covering an area of 2,100 m2) are of particular importance, as are the 157 statues. Is a World Heritage Site 1991. Also known as Dambulla cave Temple in the central of the Sri Lanka country. Largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. There are major attractions on 5 caves contains of statues and paintings which are related to Lord Buddha and his life. May found 153 of Buddha statues. The two hindu god's Lord Vishnu and god Ganesh, was include later on.

The temple is composed of five caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms. The caves, built at the base of a 150m high rock during the Anuradhapura (1st Century BC to 993 AD) and Polonnaruwa times (1073 to 1250), are by far the most impressive of the many cave temples found in Sri Lanka. Read more

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and World Heritage Site.

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