Monday, September 26, 2011

SRI LANKA ~Anuradhapura-Isurumuniya Lovers-UNESCO~

Great card showing a beautiful stone carving... The sacred city of Anuradhapura is one of the seven world heritage sites in Sri Lanka and considered a must see place for tourists who are interested in exploring historic sites.Thanks a lot Ravindra!!
With nice bridge stamps!

Isurumuniya Lovers - Anuradhapura Isurumuniya temple, in Anuradhapura, built in the 3rd century B.C. is noted for its rock carvings. The best known among these is the "Lovers". Many a poet and song writer has taken inspiration from this carving to write their masterpieces. It is believed that the carving may represent Saliya, and the low-caste maiden whom he loved. Saliya was the son of the great king Dutugamunu.

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