Color Your World 2017: Laser Lemon

Dambulla buddha

Seated Buddha, Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Seated Buddha, Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World Challenge: Laser Lemon

Saturday Statues #8

Sri Lanka Statues

Hindu , Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Hindu and local deities, polychrome wood, Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Two polychrome wooden statues from the second and largest cave at Dambulla, in Sri Lanka. Most of the statues and painting in the cave complex relate to Buddha.  These figures have been identified as Saman, one of four guardian deities of Sri Lanka, and the Hindu god Vishnu. The statues date from the 12th century A.D.

 

Saturday Statues #8

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fence

Don’t Fence Me In

 

Toque Macaque along fence line, Dambulla Caves, Matale Region, Sir Lanka

Toque Macaque along fence line, Dambulla Caves, Matale Region, Sir Lanka

Toque macaque monkey sitting along fence line at the Dambulla Caves, Matale Region, Sir Lanka. The toque macaque is unique to Sri Lanka.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fence

Saturday Statues

Offerings

Monks carrying offerings, Near Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka.

Buddhist monks carrying offerings, at the lower entrance to the Dambulla Caves, Matale Region, Sri Lanka.

Buddhist monks carrying offerings to a giant golden statue of Buddha, which sits atop a museum building at the lower entrance to the Dambulla Caves, Matale Region, Sri Lanka. I thought they looked a bit scary.  The museum, golden Buddha, and monks were constructed in the 1990s and are out of synch with the actual Dambulla caves.

Saturday Statues-4

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

Buddha, Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Sitting Buddha, Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Sitting Buddha, Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Buddhism have a symbiotic relationship. It is hard to separate one from the other.

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

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