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This statue of seated Buddha is within the Abhayagiri Dagoba complex and is included within the $30 Anuradhapura cultural ticket and you get your token for the statue ripped off when you enter the complex. Its a short and easy cycle ride from the main...More
The statue resembles the meditating Buddha sitting in Siddhasana and palms turned up, right palm almost on top of left palm!. Samadhi statue which is 8 feet tall is made of granite entirely and is a wonder to followers and worshipers. The statue also symbolizes...More
Every one must visit. It's all about fine art work made out of single piece of rock. Even Jawaharlal Nehru has chapter photograph of the samadhi Buddha statue and pray during the freedom struggle of India.
From my Blog:
I approached the statue, and to be honest was not as impressed as I thought I’d be. The realist in me saw it as a basic statue, while the traveller in me scolded myself for judging this as merely a place to...More
The Samadhi ( means in deep meditation) Status which belongs to the 4th - 3rd century BC is the work of an anonymous master - sculptor of the Anuradhapura period who has breathed life into a solid rock. Here, the Buddha is depicted in the...More