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Gal viharaya Polonnaruwa | by lkmal
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Gal viharaya Polonnaruwa



Galviharaya Polonnaruwa Rock Temple


Images of Gal Viharaya are the most impressive sculptures found at Polonnaruwa built in 12th century A.D. by King Parakramabahu the 1st.The great Buddha images of different postures are carved in one granite rock.


The first is a samadhi image in meditation posture while the second is inside a cave and the third standing buddha image with crossed arms and the fourth is a recumbent buddha image depicting the passing away.


The third standing buddha image is highly appreciated as it indicates Buddha's great mercy and sorrows also see the ability of the artist who made the black patch going over the nose and avoided going over the eyes.

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Taken on September 5, 2009