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Isurumuniya Temple

The Megahgiri Vihara or commonly called Isurumuniya. As known as Isurumuniya Temple is a lovely temple built near the Tisa Wewa (Tisa Tank), Anuradhapura.

The Isurumuniya Viharaya was constructed at some stage in the reign of Devanampiya Tissa who governed in Anuradhapura, the usa’s capital. throughout his reign 500 high caste youngsters were ordained, and Isurumuniya changed into built as a monastic complex to residence they all. The temple is maximum famous for the stone carving called Isurumuniya fans, this become at first found in Royal pride Gardens and taken right here.

The carving of the “Isurumuniya fans” has sparked many legends over the centuries. The carving depicts a female sitting on a man’s lap, lifting a finger in what some humans interpret as a manifestation of her coyness. There are few interpretations surrounding the carvings, for the reason that there are no statistics exist of whom precisely unraveled inside the carving. there is one sturdy theory says the carving is of Prince Saliya and Asokamala and any other principle says that it’s far of the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati.

Isurumuniya Temple is also acknowledged for few different carvings which includes the bathing Elephants and Horseman which is believed Parjanya, the rain God and The Royal family.

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