Monday, April 30, 2012

Premises of the 'Sacred Bo Tree', Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

The road leading to the 2000 odd year old  'Sacred Bo Tree'.
The stalls to buy fresh flowers for 'pooja'.
A pensive pilgrim.
Monkeys - Langurs -at play in the premises.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Road from Rambaewa to Anuradhapura.
Entry to Anuradhapura.
Roundabout in Anuradhapura.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Vavuniya to Rambaeva, Sri Lanka, A9.

A9 between  Madawachchiya and Rambbaeva
Paddy fields bordering the highway
Rambaeva junction

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Entry into Vavuniya from Omanthai
Hospital, Vavuniya
Bus stand area
Exit road from Vavuniya

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A9 Highway, Sri Lanka.



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Elephant Pass to Paranthan

On the A9.
Armor-plated bulldozer used by the LTTE.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Palai to Elephant Pass A9, Sri Lanka

Entry to Elephant pass from the Jaffna peninsula.
Army memorial at Elephant Pass.

A9 highway.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Road from Kodikaamam to Elephant Pass, Sri Lanka.

Resettlement houses built on the Indian Government's aid.

Farmland at Iyakkachchi.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thunnaalai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Flowers on a meadow


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bullock cart on the road to Keerimalai, Sri Lanka.

The bullocks provided motive power to the population in days gone by. They are now a rare sight. Diesel powered hand tractors have replaced them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

'Dambakola Patuna', Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

The sea route taken to transport the sacred Bo Sapling.
Reconstructions of the boat which transported the sacred Bodhi sapling
The 'Chaithya'

Entrance to the site near the sea-shore.
The sacred Bo Tree at Anuradhapura had its origins more than 2000 years ago from the original Bo tree under which the Lord Buddha attained Enlightenement at Buddha Gaya. A branch was taken as a transplant and was brought to Sri Lanka. Accompanying the sacred Sapling was Sangamiththa Theri. They landed at this point in Sri Lanka and were taken in procession to Anuradhapura the then capital of Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Keerimalai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

The fresh-water tank for bathing

A building near the sea-shore
An elders home.
This is the fresh water spring where a Chola Princess from South India was rid of her 'horse-face' by bathing in the spring


Monday, April 16, 2012

Scenes from Kurikaadduvaan to Pannai, Sri Lanka

Palmyra trees bordering a paddy field

A fence made of palmyra stem and leaves

A residence which would have seen better days