Location: Gangaramaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka (6�54'58"N 79�51'22"E)
Date: 14 October 2010, 2.10pm
Camera: Canon 500D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Gangaramaya is the largest Buddhist temple in Colombo. It is not just a temple, place of worship, but also a recognised learning center. Within its compound are residential hall, museum and education rooms as well as a huge collection of Buddha souvenirs, precious artworks, statues, carvings and gifts from devotees around the world. The collection of statues is rather interesting- as they are from different countries, one can see the influence and depiction of Lord Buddha in the different ethnic and cultural forms. Chinese influence seems to be strong as there are carved jades and tusks from China and even huge statues of Chinese deities. However some of the more interesting carvings are those outside and carved around the Relic Chamber with kids in different postures as if they are supporting the base of the Chamber.

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