SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – MIHINTALE – INSIDE MAHASEYA STUPA – RECLINING BUDDHA

by Antonio Gil April. 13, 2019 1132 views
It is forbidden to take pictures of people turning their backside to a Buddha statue

It is forbidden to take pictures of people turning their backside to a Buddha statue

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♫♫ sleeping buddha - trippin daisies ♫♫

A reclining Buddha is a statue that represents Buddha lying down and is a major iconographic and statuary pattern of Buddhism. It represents the historical Buddha during his last illness, about to enter the parinirvana. He is lying on his right side, his head resting on a cushion or relying on his right elbow, supporting his head with his hand. After the Buddha's death, his followers decide to build a statue of him lying down. They first built the reclining Buddha inside the Wat Pho Temple then, decades later, they started making the sculpture everywhere in South East Asia.

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José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#3 +1+1

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José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#4 +1

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José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#6 +1+1

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José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#2 +1+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Obrigado grande amigo

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#3 - it's touching.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks my friend

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Olga Helys 11 months, 4 weeks ago

#6 is GREAT!
IMPRESSIVE 
GREAT JOB

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Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Glad you've liked it Olga. Thank you

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Tim Rogers 12 months ago

Love the colours

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 12 months ago

Thanks Tim

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Russell Smith 12 months ago

Quite a beautiful image. I have always been intrigued by the reclining Buddhas.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 12 months ago

Further on I will show you a very big one. Thanks Russel

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Berckmans Peter 12 months ago

So colorfull. Nice povs. Good work my friend

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 12 months ago

Thanks Peter.

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Francesc 12 months ago

Excellent compositions, angles and details...Great work Antonio!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 12 months ago

Thank you so much for your appreciation Francesc

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Camellia Staab 12 months ago

Wow! what colors and what detail in the sculptures. Very cool.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 12 months ago

I had always wanted to see what lied beneath those large Stupas, now I know, and you too smile

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Andi Saw 12 months ago

Buddha is so relaxing to watch... I mean... sitting crossed-leg (Or lying down), smiling or laughing... usually fat... 
If I must choose a favourite God, I would go for Buddha. 

Buddhism is not a joke, full of rules, rituals etc... but Buddha is so friendly. I'd love to have the fat Buddha in dining room, talking about stuff, eating Lasagna together...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 12 months ago

So agree with you. No suffering or killing for faith any more

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