Ruins on Pidurangala Mountain, Sri Lanka #3
When King Kashyapa I of Anuradhapura moved his capital to Sigiriya in the 5th century, he also evicted the community of Buddhist monks occupying the rock to the neighbouring mountain. Kashyapa’s reign ended in twenty years with his defeat by Moggalana, but the monks stayed on at Sigiriya and Pidurangala until the 14th century. This ruined temple, just below the top of Pidurangala, dates to the 10th century. Shot for my photo story, Sigiriya and Pidurangala, in Each Other’s Shadows, which runs in the April 2018 issue of Serendib magazine.