Saturday, April 18, 2020

Moonstone - Lahugala, Sri Lanka

The moonstone at the Lahugala temple is unique as it is the only moonstone in the country that has a human figure included in the carving. The human figures can be seen on the backs of 4 of the  elephants. The people of this area were supposed to have been known to tame elephants and it is said to be in recognition of this that the human figure was included. This is just a folk tale as far as I am aware.

1 comment:

Tara Wikramanayake said...

Thank you for not only the image but the accompanying text- very interesting.