SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – LAST DAY – COLOMBO – GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE

by Antonio Gil January. 21, 2020 304 views
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Topless is not a modern trend

Topless is not a modern trend

Puja

Puja

Welcome my friends

Welcome my friends

Meditation

Meditation

Offering gifts to the Bodhitree

Offering gifts to the Bodhitree

The Bodhitree itself

The Bodhitree itself

♫♫ Gangaramaya Temple ♫♫

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence. Located on the Beira Lake, it was completed in the late 19th century.

This Buddhist temple includes several imposing buildings and is situated not far from the placid waters of Beira Lake on a plot of land that was originally a small hermitage on a piece of marshy land. It has the main features of a Vihara (temple), the Cetiya (Pagada) the Bodhitree, the Vihara Mandiraya, the Seema malaka (assembly hall for monks) and the Relic Chamber.

Today Gangaramaya serves not only as a place of Buddhist worship; it is also a centre of learning.

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Russell Smith 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Great set of image. I love #5 and I bet it was an experince to remember for ages :)

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 months, 2 weeks ago

It's the most strange temple I've ever seen.

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Buster Bruce 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking! Cultural explosion!

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Indeed. Thanks my friend

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Great series #5 my favorite.

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 2 weeks ago

This temple was a real surprise. More to come. Thanks my friend

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Great work.....Happy day Antonio

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Happy day dear friend, and thank you

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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