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"The lovers" Sri Lanka Off The Beaten Path Tip by adinda

Sri Lanka Off The Beaten Path: 114 reviews and 152 photos

  the famous lovers
by adinda

Isurumuniya temple, in Anuradhapura, built in the 3rd century B.C. is noted for its rock
carvings. The best known among these is the 'Lovers'. Many a poet and song writer
has taken inspiration from this carving to write their masterpieces. It is believed that the
carving may represent Saliya, and the low-caste maiden whom he loved. Saliya was the
son of the great king Dutugamunu.


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  • Updated Apr 16, 2007
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