Monday, August 8, 2011

Drowned Temple

When Sri Lanka’s great Kotmale Dam was completed and started to fill some decades ago it drowned several villages together with their temples. Recently, unprecedented dryness has left the dam water level lower than it has ever been, exposing some of the long-inundated buildings. This is what one of the temples looks like.

5 comments:

Chris Kang said...

Exquisitely beautiful temple remains, Bhante.

Thanks,
Chris

sasitha said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
sasitha said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Muditā said...

Bhante, sadhu for sharing this. Such fantastic architecture. Would it be possible for these 'drowned' temples to be relocated to higher grounds, away from the Dam?

Marysol said...

So great photos.