Thursday, September 12, 2013

SRI LANKA ~Lankapatuna Temple ~

...Great temple view on a beautiful location...on top of a rock and surrounded by sea...
Many thanks Ravindra!!

With great stamp nr 4 of six new stamps selected with animals living in the Yala National Park (Issued 28-07- 2013) to coincide with the completion of seventy five years of the network of Wild Life Reserves in Sri Lanka. -Hawksbill Turtle-Swamp Crocodile-Elephant-Black-necked Stork-The Wild Boar -The Spotted Deer.

Lanka Putuna Viharaya in Trincomalee is one of the oldest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. It dates back to the time it was brought to Sri Lanka during the reign of king Kithsiri Mewan (303-331) who was the son of king Mahasen.

 The Temple is said to be lieing in the exact location where the Prince Dantha and Princess Hemamala landed in Sri Lanka with the tooth relic of the Buddha hidden inside Hemamala's hair coming from India. (small picture on the right) Buddhist ruins scatter in a area of about 50 acres which belong to the temple.

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