mystique of Sīgiriya whispers of the mirror wall by Vi. Ja. Mu LokubanМЈdМЈaМ„ra

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  • Sinhalese poetry -- To 1500 -- History and criticism,
  • Graffiti -- Sri Lanka -- Sigiriya,
  • Sinhalese poetry -- To 1500,
  • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka) -- In literature

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On Sīgiriya graffiti poems; includes selected original poems with translations into English.

Edition Notes

English and Sinhalese; (Sinhalese in Sinhalese script and Roman).

Book details

Other titlesSigiriya
StatementW.J.M. Lokubandara ; [visual concept & editing, Patrick Ratnayake].
ContributionsRatnayake, Patrick.
LC ClassificationsPK2858.5.A-Z.x (P-PZ26)+
The Physical Object
Pagination172 p. :
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16858250M
ISBN 109789553006103
LC Control Number2008307508

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Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $ 3 Used from $ 2 Author: WJM Lokubandara. Sri Lanka’s topless Sigiri fresco women, sublime and etched on rock walls between to A.D. are as elusive in identity to historian as the name and personality of Mona Liza, painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

In like mode, The mystique of Sigiriya [6] Read More». Upon reading the first few pages of 'Sigiriya, The Real Story' I was immediately immersed in what was a personal journey for the author. His writing style can't help but reflect how opaquely in awe and passionate he is of Sigiriya's past, present and future/5(8).

Book Description. All in all, Hon. Lokubandara’s translations of Sigiri poetry, and his critical comments on them, display the focused scholarship, literary sensitivity and poetic imagination that one has come to associate with the writer.

The Story of Sigiriya is a beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book that presents the fascinating tale of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Senani Ponnamperuma is a brilliant storyteller, who for the very first time has brought the story of Sigiriya alive.

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It is the rite of achamana. Then, there's jalaanjali, whereby a handful of water is offered to God to make its every drop holy. Performing jalajapam involve. This year, the book, SIGIRIYA published by the CCF and written by Senake Bandaranayake, will soon be available to the public.

A colour-coded map of Sigiriya -the city and palace is in the press. Sigiriya – one place, many names. This rock has many ’s often just referred to as “Sigiriya“(Sinhalese: සීගිරිය, pronounced See-gee-ree-ya), which is also the name of the village close to the names are “Lion Rock” or “Sigiriya Rock Fortress“.All mean the same thing.

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Editorial. Similar Images. Add to Likebox # - Giant squirrel in Sri Lanka. Similar Images. Add to Likebox # - The Pidurangala Rock in Sri Lanka. Similar Images. Sigiriya Rock was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in and is part of the Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle along with Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, and region of Sri Lanka has been inhabited for a long time as evidenced by the nearby Megalithic Burial Sites and the rich history of the ruins of Polonnaruwa.

Visiting Sigiriya Rock is an obvious addition to our best of Sri. Marvel at the grandeur and mystique of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress from the comfort of Hotel Sigiriya.

Discover the sights and sounds of the jungle but not before savouring a mix of traditional local spices that go into each of our scrumptious dishes/10(K). After his death Sigiriya again became a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned.

Sigiriya Lion Claws. The main entrance is located in the northern side of the rock. It mystique of Sīgiriya book designed in the form of a huge mystique of Sīgiriya book lion, whose feet have survived up to today but the upper parts of the body were destroyed.

Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri ed by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World this ancient palace and fortress complex has significant archaeological importance and attracts thousands of tourists every. Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is a rock fortress and ruins of a palace situated in central Matale District of Sri Lanka dating to the fifth century B.C.E.

Although the history of the building of the fortress, palace, and monastery is unclear, most probably it was built by King Kasyapa ( C.E.) of the Moriyan dynasty as a fortress and palace.

Sigiriya is used as the location of many of the events in the science-fiction novel The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke, although Clarke changed the name to Yakkagala ("Demon Rock") in the book. Further reading. Sigiriya, by Senake Bandaranayake (ISBN ). Story of Sigiriya, by Professor Senerath Paranavitana.

sigiriya or sinhagiri (lion rock sinhalese) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern matale district near the town of dambulla in the central province, sri lanka. - sigiriya.

Sigiriya Tourism: Tripadvisor reviews of Sigiriya Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Sigiriya resource. SIGIRIYA KM ( Miles) From Colombo. Sigiriya also known as the Lion's Rock is a rock fortress and a palace located in the Matale district of Sri Lanka.

This ruin is surrounded by gardens, ponds and other structures. Sigiriya was built by King Kassapa and it is included as a World Heritage site. Sigiriya is the best preserved city centre. Jetwing Surf Unravels Mystique of The East Coast Once known purely for its surfing, the east coast of Sri Lanka has, in recent years, begun opening its secretive doors to intrepid travelers.

With access restricted for years due to unrest, the golden stretches of sand that girdle the east are raw and beautiful. According to them, Sigiriya may be the Alakamandava (City of the Gods) that was built up before 50 centuries ago by King Kuvera who was the half-brother of Ravana (Ravan) as described in the Ramayanaya.

According to the Palm Leaf Book (Puskola Potha) of Ravana Watha (about Ravana) the architect of the Sigiriya was a Danava called Maya Danava. Several books have been authored by Lokubandara, including some on Sigiriya.

He is also a poet and a songwriter. His works include: The Mystique of Sigiriya; Sigiri Gee Siri; Rasadipani; Sastriya Vadalipi; Garu Kathanayakanumani: Mati Sabaye Kala Kata; See also.

List of political families in Sri Lanka; Hela Havula; References. Sigiriya Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures.

A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient. Sigiriya's peak is the citadel's shining glory, and your reward for trekking up feet via winding metal and brick stairways. The palace’s top tier is a series of ruins that once served as. Sigiriya, meaning Lion Rock, is quite literally a large rock with a lion carved into it and an ancient kingdom on top.

How much do you know about Sigiriya. We’ve collected ten fascinating facts about Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka’s most popular and historical sights. The citadel on top of Sigiriya was built by King Kasyapa who ruled from. Eighteen years had passed since King Kasyapa ascended the throne.

The fortress of Sigiriya, “the Lion Rock”, was complete, with its lush gardens, water ways, rooms carved deep and high into the rock’s face, opulent quarters and pools gracing its plateaued summit.

It was home to servants and armies, the King’s consort and concubines. Sigiriya, also know as Lion Rock, is arguably the most important site you need to see when you visit Sri Lanka. It is thousands of years old and was the site of the Royal Palace of one Sri Lanka’s ancient Kings.

Sigiriya consists of an ancient citadel built by King Kashyapa during the 5th century. The Sigiriya site contains the ruins of an upper palace located on the flat top of the rock, a mid-level terrace that includes the Lion Gate an the mirror wall with its frescoes, the lower palaces located behind the lavish lower gardens, and moats an ramparts.

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Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 5th century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees of the Buddhist Sangha.

According to the chronicles the entire complex was built by King Kashaypa (AD – ), and after the king’s death, it was used as a. Sigiriya, AKA "Lion Rock", is a rock fortress located in central Sri Lanka, approximately 3 hours from Colombo. The massive monument dates back to the 5th century AD and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Hitherto, they have all, of course, been in approval and in praise of his interpretation of the Sigiriya Paintings, and now, if a word of dissent is written, it may be considered perverse. Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock Sinhala: සීගිරිය, Tamil: சிகிரியா, pronounced see-gi-ri-yə) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly metres ( ft.

As it was for Dr. Ananda, W. Guruge, Senior Special Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO, as it was for His Excellency Alok Prasad, who were so captivated they forgot the time pass, if at any point during "The Mystique of Sigiriya, you find yourself in your own world, there is a simple explanation; you have reached the end of the book.

As noted by geologists, the Sigiriya rock is a remnant of an eruption of hardened magma of an extinct and long-eroded volcano.

It stands out above the surrounding plain, visible in kilometers from all directions. Aerial view of the rock fortress. Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The ancient city of Sigiriya Rock is a model example of ancient urban planning and impressive water and horticulture engineering. The large pool on the summit m above ground is still maintained to this day and offers a glimpse of the impressive engineering required to fill it with water from the moats at the base of the rock.

Sigiriya has the Sigiriya palace and the Pidurangala stone. If you want to stay, you have both places that you can do in one day, but it will be very tiring. Anyway, staying 2 days is enough: one day to visit the palace, another to visit a natural park, Kaudulla or Minneriya and still give time to move to another destination, such as Pollonaruwa.

Sigiriya is a small town located in the North Central province of Sri Lanka. It is a popular stop for tourists on their way to Kandy. The famous Sigiriya Rock, aka Lion Rock, is the most famous attraction and thing to do in Sigiriya.

But there are so many more activities to do in and around Sigiriya!I congratulate the Cultural Ambassador, great scholar, Attorney-at-Law, former Speaker of Parliament, present Governor of Sabaragamuwa, W J M Lokubandara, as a great Rasika and Sahurdaya, in writing a book titled The mystique of Sigiriya – whispers of the Mirror Wall which gives in a nut-shell the great work of Sigiri Graffiti.

Building Sigiriya. Inspired by the mythological Buddhist city of Alakamanda, which was said to be a beautiful city of gods built in the clouds, Kasyapa .

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