Friday, November 9, 2012

Dowa ancient rock temple, Bandarawala - Badulla road, Sri Lanka.

Near the entrance to the temple.

The rock sculpture of Lord Buddha.

A statue of Lord Buddha in a cave beneath the sculpted statue.

Paintings in the cave.
Dowa is a few miles from Badulla, near Demmodara on the road to Bandarawela. This ancient rock temple is said to date from the time of King Valagambahu at the beginning of the Present Era. The figure sculpted on the rock is said to have been completed in a single day by a master craftsman.