Witness the sheer brilliance of ancient artisans that radiate through the statues at Gal Vihara (Rock Temple), a must-visit site in the heritage city of Polonnaruwa. The Sathapena Buddha statue (The reclining Buddha) is a magnificent rock carving; 46 feet, 4 inches (14.12 m) in length. It is recognized as one of the largest statues in Southeast Asia and is believed to have been in times past coated in resplendent gold.⠀ ⠀ The reclining image, which depicts the Buddha’s parinirvana a Sanskrit term commonly used to refer to nirvana-after-death.⠀ ⠀ For more: See Link in Bio⠀ ⠀ #KnowSL #SriLanka #LKA #Polonnaruwa #GalViharaya #ToDo #Culture #Heritage #VisitSriLanka #TravelSriLanka #TourSriLanka #History #Sanskrit #Ruins #Rock #Carving⠀ #Travel #instatravel #travelgram #travelAsia #tourism #tourist #traveltheworld #traveller #travelblog #instago #worldplaces #exploreSriLanka #mustbeSriLanka Photo Credits: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
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