Saturday, May 26, 2012

Isurumunia - item #1 on temporary list


Cool SL item #1, read about it here at Wikipedia.

About the numbering: At first I will be posting up items or potential items for a temporary or draft list of possible final items.  Once that's completed/once we have over 1000 items, will review the temporary list, make any necessary changes, & will create the final list.

From the Wikipedia article:

"The temple was built by King Devanampiya Tissa who ruled in the ancient Sri Lankan capital of Anuradhapura."

And:

"Archaeological ruins

Isurumuni Lovers


Isurumuniya Lovers-Pem-Yuwala-Dutugemunu's son Saliya and the law caste (Sadol Kula) maiden Asokamala whom he loved
6th Century Gupta style carving. The woman, seated on the man's lap, lifts a warning finger, probably as a manifestation of her coyness; but the man carries on regardless. The figures may represent Dutugemunu's son Saliya and the law caste (Sadol Kula) maiden Asokamala whom he loved. It's known that he gave up the throne for her."

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- S

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