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Like all stories this was interesting listening to but was wrong on facts.
According to the temple authorities this statue was made during the reign of 'King Paetiss the second'. This was in the Buddhist Era 237 (307 BC). The statue is 42 feet and four inches in height, being four inches higher than the 'Aukana statue'. Thus it was claimed that it was more than 400 years older and was four inches higher than the majestic 'Aukana' statue.
The statue shows signs of not having been completed.
Aukana' Buddha statue.
Image – www.triplegem.iwopop.com/
The difference in opinion of the experts of the dating of Aukana Buddha statues was finally resolved following the discovery in the year 1952, of an inscription on a granite slab built onto the northern wall of the shrine. The statue was sculpted in the second half of the 8th century AD when Mahayana Buddhism threatened to take root in Sri Lanka. http://www.lanka.com/sri-lanka/aukana-buddha-statue-933.html
Saturday, October 26, 2013
|JVP election organiser's office.|
|Flowers growing wild.|
Friday, October 25, 2013
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|In sylvan surroundings while climbing down.|
|Foundations of a ruined building.|