Moonstone or Sandakada pahana

Moonstone or Sandakada pahana

Moonstone or Sandakada pahana
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This is a semi-circular stone slab usually seen at the bottom of staircasesof ancient religious places as well as some ancient royal palaces in Sri Lanka. The Moonstone located at Mahasen's Palace is the best-preserved Moonstone found in Sri Lanka
Written 17 November 2023
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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK4,530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice stone. Beautiful carvings. Good to see it in its context

To think that this stone was the entrance to the chapter house being just a small part of the ancient monastery. Gives an understanding of the scale of the ancient city
Written 6 February 2020
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Film G
New England993 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Maybe two meters in diameter, this ancient entry to a central worship point still has symbolic carvings that can be identified. They demonstrate the stages in life. Hey, it’s worth a visit, but don’t get upset if you miss it. It’s also near the world’s largest swimming pool. Really: You can fit 6 Olympic-size pools in it.
Written 3 February 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our guide followed one Sri Lankan authority who associated the moonstone with the cycle of rebirth in Buddhism. Whoever might be right, the semi-circular stone is delicately carved. A surrounding railing is a necessary evil but you can stand close to it to appreciate the fine piece of craftsmanship.
Written 22 January 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A common motif, you see it all across the ancient temples. It is the stepping stone (literally as well as figuratively)!
Written 12 January 2020
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Guillaume G
Hong Kong, China13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Definitely worth a stop, the carvings are beautiful but the (necessary) iron gate to protect them is unsightly
Written 7 January 2020
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Aleks Zagar
Ljubljana, Slovenia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
the moonstone, is a unique stone structure that can be observed in Sri Lanka’s ancient Buddhist architecture. This is a semi-circular stone slab with elaborate carvings, usually built at the foot of a staircase or at an entrance to a building. The sadakada pahana located in the ancient city of Anuradhapura is one of the finest and most well-preserved moonstones in the island.
Written 12 December 2019
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Sandaranga E
Colombo, Sri Lanka185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
It is discovered and believed that the Sandalada Pahana at Anuradhapura is the one and only man made stone carving which is almost looks alive. This shows how clever and creative people have been in Sri Lanka in ancient times. A must visit place if you are traveling to Anuradhapura
Written 8 November 2019
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Kalpana Y
Colombo, Sri Lanka75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This Moonstone is located in Anuradhapura and still remains a clear stone carving, which was made 2000 years ago.
Written 26 July 2019
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Moonstones are an important part of temple architecture. This one is both quite intricate and well preserved
Written 1 May 2019
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