SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – ANURADHAPURA – STUPA

by Antonio Gil March. 11, 2019 782 views
Stupa

Stupa

The monkey whisperer

The monkey whisperer

Enjoying life

Enjoying life

Moving to another stupa inside Anuradhapura

Moving to another stupa inside Anuradhapura

♫♫ Oliver Shanti & Friends - Legend Of a White Stupa♫♫

A stupa (Sanskrit: "heap") is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics (such as śarīra – typically the remains of Buddhist monks or nuns) that is used as a place of meditation. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa.

In Buddhism, circumambulation or pradakhshina has been an important ritual and devotional practice since the earliest times, and stupas always have a pradakhshina path around them.

WIKIPEDIA

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Radha Mistry 2 years, 6 months ago

Photo 6 is my favourite. X

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Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 2 years, 6 months ago

And the tuk-tuk was shaking all over the place smile Thanks dear friend

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Radha Mistry Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

It's a beautiful picture.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Radha Mistry Replied to Radha Mistry 2 years, 6 months ago

Because it transports the audience into your experience.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Joe Zink 2 years, 6 months ago

Nice series, Antonio!
#5 is my favorite of these, tho that couple in #3 is adorable smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 2 years, 6 months ago

You're too kind Joe. The couple thanks you smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 2 years, 6 months ago

#6 is wonderful, the reflections in the mirrors, the vibrant green color, the point of view. And the monkeys remind me of Dr. Seuss characters. smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you so much. These monkeys were funny with that kind of hood on the top of their heads

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

Like it my friend. Love the young couple in love, no not the monkeyssmile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

Young??? Hahahahaha. I wish. Thanks dear friend.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 2 years, 6 months ago

Very beautiful set!!!

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you Giancarlo

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Francesc 2 years, 6 months ago

Excellent set..I love the buildings

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Francesc. More to come smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 years, 6 months ago

Love the reflection in #6! Another great series.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you Camellia

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen 2 years, 6 months ago

I thought the monk-eys looked like little monks in the photo. Hmmm maybe the monks are re-incarnated?

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 6 months ago

That's true smile Who knows?

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Mysteries..............

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

This looks like a quite humbling place to visit. I have heard the term stupa before but for one reason or another I have never investigated its meaning or defination . Thank you for sharing this .

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

More stupas to come my friend. Thanks for the input

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
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