Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ruwanvelisaaya, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Ruwanvelisaaya was a project started by King Dutta Gamini around 150 BC. It along with the Sri Maha Bodhi - the sacred Bo tree grown from a sapling of the tree of Enlightenment at Buddha Gaya in India - are objects of foremost veneration for pilgrims going to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It contains the sacred relics of Lord Buddha. Photo by Charaka Wickremasinghe.