Saturday, April 14, 2012

'Nagapooshani Ammaal' temple, 'Nainathivu' - 'Nagadipa', Sri Lanka.

Entrance to the temple


Invoking the blessings of the Goddess
The 'Gopuram' as seen from the entry point to the 'Nagadipa Vihare'

This temple is associated with the legend of 'Manimekalai' a Tamil 'Kavya' -epic, claimed to have been written about the Second Century AD. I heard that there was a stone inscription attributed to Parakramabahu the Great, of the line of Sri Lankan Kings.