Monuments Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – The Golden Temple of Dambulla

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is Sri Lanka’s most popular historic site. The Cave monastery, home to Buddhist monks is covered with exquisite 2,000 year-old murals depicting the life and times of the Lord Buddha. The shrines also house a collection of 157 statues of Buddha in various sizes and poses, including a 15 metre …

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus (VT), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai-Maharashtra which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways which is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. 2,036 total views, 1 views today Tweet

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Raja Kavya Paadasalai

Raja Veda Patasala was founded in the year 1542 A.D. by Illustrious Statesman and Chief Minister for 3 Nayak kings of Thanjavur – Advaitha Vidyacharya Maharaja Saheb Sri Govinda Deekshithar.   It was a well known center of higher learning of Vedas and allied subjects, but owing to the vagaries of time it slowly declined in …

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Pamban bridge

Pamban rail bridge, an engineering marvel and India’s first cantilever bridge was the only source of connectivity to the holy town Rameshwaram till the year 1988. The need for rail connectivity between the main land and the island was felt in the late 1870s, when the East India Company, expanding its trade, decided to establish …

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Thirunelveli -01

Continued from the previous post Ettayapuram When one thinks about Thirunelveli, the first thing that comes to the mind is the Halwa dripping in ghee, the River Thamarabarani, the magnificent Nellayappar temple, Origin of RMKV silks  and Palayamkottai central prison. The word Thirunelveli is derived from three Tamil words: thiru, nel and veli, meaning “sacred …

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Ettayapuram

Continued from the previous post Kazhugumalai We then continued towards Ettayapuram after a sumptuous breakfast.  Enroute we stopped at a small village named as Kamanaikanpatti. The entire village was in a festive mood and the village was decorated with colored lights and music was played in a high volume. The Feast of Our Lady of Assumption …

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