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Ganesha ornament, Kelaniya Temple, near Colombo

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Kenneth W.
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T23:16:49Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T23:16:49Z
dc.identifierANUA 682-3626
dc.identifier.otherAR BUD-38
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196009
dc.descriptionThis detail from the side of the Kelaniya temple shows the Ceylonese use of figures in rows as architectural ornamentation -- note especially the dwarfs, such as were used on ancient buildings at Polonnaruva -- and the use of Hindu gods in Buddhist temples. Ganesha, the Elephant deity, is here enshrined on the walls of the temple. Other Hindu gods are placed on the walls of Kelaniya temple, and nearby in the temple compound there is a shrine for Vibhishana, the brother of Ravanna in the Hindu epic Ramayana. For a discussion of the Buddhist attitude toward the Hindu deities, see THE PATH OF THE BUDDHA.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectSri Lanka: Anuradhapura, Polonnaruva, Dambulla, Kandy, Kelaniya Temple
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectarchitectural ornament
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titleGanesha ornament, Kelaniya Temple, near Colombo
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Kenneth W. Morgan, Visual Education Service, The Divinity School, Yale University
dc.date.updated2019-12-18T23:16:49Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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