Friday, April 30, 2021

PIDURANGALA - ancient monastery, rock temple

 Massive rock formation of Pidurangala stands two kilometers to the north of Sigiriya, the rock fortress atop of which King Kasyapa ruled the island country of Ceylon in the 5th century. Both are prominent projections protruding from the jungle floor surroundings.

My trusty friend Kosala Weheragoda (should have been a sherpa) and I scaled the mighty temple rock fortress together.

Monk's eye evening view of Sigiriya from atop Pidurangala

Jungle floor view of Pidurangala...

Pidu' on the left, Sigiriya on the right...

Lion motif at temple entrance

Temple details along the way...


Giant reclining Buddha on side of mountain loosing his veneer

inner sanctum

Have a nice day!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Tom! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful photos, Tom! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Thanks, Gail....my pleasure, really
    It's amazing with ancient history all around what you stumble upon.
    I hope you are well.

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