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Guardstone at Sri Maha Bodhi  
   

Guardstone at Sri Maha Bodhi

Guardstones are at the entrance to temples. The head of the figure on this guardstone is surrounded by 7 cobra heads, which, according to our guide, stand for the 7 shakras.
Anuradhapura: The Ancient Capital

September 18th 2013
Anuradhapura: The Ancient Capital of Sri Lanka We had a trained archaeologist as a guide taking us around some of the ruins of Sri Lanka's Anaradhapura, part of Sri Lanka's famed "Cultural Triangle", but between the speed of his accented English, the length of the names he was saying, and our lack of any framework of knowledge about the history, I was pretty puzzled when I set out to writ ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » North Central Province » Anuradhapura

Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
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