Saturday, 16 February 2013

Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Dambulla Cave Temple

Hundreds of gilded Buddha statue, about 50 feet long, sit, stand, and lie beneath 21,000 ft2 brocade-like cave paintings depicting the Buddha and his life. Ganesh God Vishnu statue camouflage pilgrims come to worship every day with fresh garlands.

The hands of the five chamber side of the rock cave temple carved out of the 22 centuries ago by Buddhist monks, this monastery has been in continuous use. Because of his savior, for 14 years, between the Tibetan monks in the power of the 1st century BC, and then return an exiled king, Hutchison entered into the temple, which is today the cave.

Later the king to do the same, add the statue and pay for the protection of the temple, the royalties stopped to help an unknown donor strengthen refurbished in 1915 and the worsening of the paintings and sculptures.