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Dambulla, rock temple

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Dambulla, rock temple
Author(s): Morgan, Kenneth W.
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruva, Dambulla, Kandy, Kelaniya Temple;architecture;slide set
Description: In the early days, Bhikkhus often retired to caves for meditation, and some of the cave retreats became center[s] of pilgrimage. Dambulla is such a place, with five shrines and some 150 Buddhas in the caves, which date back 2000 years. These are the modern entrances to the Dambulla shrines which have been cut from the base of this great rock cliff.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3618


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