The Forgotten Temple #50

The Forgotten Temple, Sri Lanka #50 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com

The crumbling brick stupa of the 9th century Dakkinagiri Viharaya, a rural Buddhist monastery of the pabbata viharaya type. The stairs are flanked by guard stones, on the largest of which is a carved Nagaraja (the king of snakes; a Hindu deity), while the smaller holds medieval Sinhalese script, identifying Dakkinagiriya to the time of King Sena II of Anuradhapura. Shot for my photo story, A Mountain Monastery Forgotten by Time; the cover feature of Serendib magazine’s March 2018 issue.

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