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please tell which Buddha this is

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please tell which Buddha this is

I went to Sri Lanka 25 years ago & remember seeing this Buddha & taking the photo.

Please can you identify where it is please.

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1. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

That's a very low resolution photo of a print out of a photo...

Can you recall the size of the statue?

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2. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

Its hard to discipher... looks a little like the statue inside the thivanka image house or even the maligawila statue.

Can you describe a little more about its surroundings or what you remember...any stories related to it?

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3. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

Sorry it is a photo of a photo !!

I remember it as being very large,, possibly 15m or so.

It has a large modern brick curved roof to protect it.

The only things I really remember was that it was out of the way somewhere but was really impressive.

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4. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

Check Aukana Buddha Statue as well....see if it rings a bell.

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I think it might be the Aukana Buddha. The photo was from 27 years ago I think & I seam to remember the brick roof was controversial so perhaps it was removed.

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6. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

There's a picture of it here with the brick roof...

…blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/it-is-5th-century-ad…

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7. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

Hello Bill

The Aukana statue didn't have a brick wall or roof protecting it in December 2010. It is lovely, even in the wet. It's the expression on Buddha's face that is notable. After seeing it I realised that other more recent statues have been perhaps influenced by this one.

…blogspot.com.au/2011/01/memorable-day-at-ca…

Regards

Archi

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excellent - thanks all.

Can't wait will be there in three days time

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9. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

Excepts from the net: Aukana is an important pilgrimage as well as archeological site for Buddhist in the island. One can see the remnant of a roof of the Buddha statue. It had been built using bricks and placed above the stone walls. The roof was destroyed at the time of discovery of the statue. And the roof which was built in 1976 removed later while it did not match the statue. Now it can be seen as it was found in 1895.

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10. Re: please tell which Buddha this is

Avukana for certain.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avukana_Buddha_statue

https://maps.google.lk/maps?hl=en

Edited: 09 August 2013, 10:51