Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka From Google Earth


Dominic has put up some great photographs of the stunning paintings and statues of this temple's image house. The artwork was carried out in the 1920s by an artist called Sarlis Master who I think is still unparalleled in this century. For the temple's location, here's the Wikimapia link. I couldn't find much about Isipathanaramaya … Continue reading Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka From Google Earth

Donating artificial limbs to war veterans


Mallikarama Temple, Ratmalana held its monthly donation of artificial limbs to disabled war veterans on Saturday (24th Nov. 2007). The programme has been held every full moon (poya) day since 1995. The event is short a simple affair - conducted after the evening's usual religious ceremonies were over. The gathering consists of the donors, the … Continue reading Donating artificial limbs to war veterans

Colombo Dawn, Sunday


Speeding along alone to a small temple across town after having woken up in the pre dawn dark. Fiancee's folks are have been having some small Pirith sessions at their place. Just the three of them, my parents and humble self. A short bout of chanting about an hour on Friday and Saturday evening. Sunday … Continue reading Colombo Dawn, Sunday

Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka


I have an older blog post about my family's generational ties to this temple - even though its not exactly our "local" one. The post also blogs about the spectacular art work in the image house. Found this article about "Sarlis Master", the artist who painted the murals. As usual, the Wikimapia location Links to … Continue reading Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka

Personal history, Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka


Took part in a family ritual older than myself. A dana (alms giving) for monks at the Asokaramaya in Thimbirigasyaya. In memory for a grandfather who was gone before I was born. The event is a fixture in the childhood of humble self and the relevant cousins. Today's is my first as an adult. In … Continue reading Personal history, Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka