Après les nativités catholiques de Negombo, place au Bouddhisme, religion “majoritaire” de Ceylan….
It normally stops raining at the end of November in Sri Lanka…and it’s cold in Europe… But this year is exceptional in many places, so we left the Green Paradise resort in a near flood and visited the Rock Temple under heavy rain…
And arrived at the spectacular Sri Lankan “Dome of the Rock”, a succession of Buddhist temples honoring Buddah from the 5th to 18th centuries. I can’t recall many places which left me with such an open jaw in wonderment…Encore Angkor….Bagan….
Il suffit de grimper (and there again I recommend the walking sticks as some rocks are quite slippery and some steps are very high)…trouver des trésors creuses à même la roche. Bouddha en plus de 150 postures et états “d’éveil ” dans cette Ile qu’il aurait visitée 3 fois….
However in cosmopolitan Sri Lanka, the Hindu religion is never far (neither Islam…), so in this heart of hearts of Buddhist temples we find several venerations of Vishnu!