Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The image of a Bodhisatthwa, 7th Century AD, Maligawila, Sri Lanka.

The image of a Bodhsatthwa in the same monastery complex as the statue of the Lord Buddha at Maligawila, shows how far the concepts of Mahayana Buddhism had permeated Sri Lanka in the 7th Century AD. Quite a few ruins in the south of Sri Lanka like in Buduruwagala show this affinity.