Post#4 Story/Legend & Poem.

Story about Dambulla cave temple.

The main idea about the story  Dambulla cave temple is, the Paintings and statues. This temple complex dates back to the first century BCE. It has a amazing background, like how  In 1938 the architecture was embellished with arched colonnades and gabled entrances. The ceilings are painted with intricate patterns of religious images following the contours of the rock. There are images of the Lord Buddha and bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses. The King built a temple in thankful worship. Many other kings added to it later and by the 11th century, the caves had become a major religious centre and still are. The temple is composed of five caves of varying size and magnificence. The caves, built at the base of a 150m high rock during the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa times are by far the most impressive of the many cave temples found in Sri Lanka.


When I was looking at the images of the amazing cave temples, all I could see was the amazing artwork that looked so colorful and bright with reds like roses, and the gold that looks like fancy chocolate covered caramels. The statues shined so bright when the golden sun would sneak in through the temple cave doors and make the statues gleam with golden fairy dust. As I watched the stream of water trickle down on to the goddesses faces i think this is truly the most beautiful work of art the Sri Lanka people could have done. The fact they shaped every hand and head to look like goddesses just makes me wonder if our generation could make something as pretty as they did 2700 years ago.

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