|Copyright: Sunil Tantirige (linus)
|Date Taken: 2013-10-09|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-07-13 8:26|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Hundreds of Budda Statues sit meditatively in the stunning cave temple of Rangiri Dambulla, in North-Central Sri Lanka.|
Rangiri Dambulla is a cave complex, inhabited by humans for thousands of years, converted to a Buddhist temple 2100 years ago and since then continuously renovated and added to by a series of ancient kings. The last of the renovations and additions are thought to have been done around 1750 to 1780. Five of the caves which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Buddha and his life. There total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses.
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