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

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  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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