Stunning views from the hills of Sri Lanka, this place keep surprising me with stunning view
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world.
This was taken at an Opening ceremony of a Japanese restaurant EDO in Sri Lanka. Few more pictures below.
Ancient carving of lovers best suits for this day. Below is the history behind this master-peace. Happy Valentines day everyone!
6th Century Gupta style carving. The woman, seated on the man’s lap, lifts a warning finger, probably as a manifestation of her coyness; but the man carries on regardless. The figures represent Dutugemunu’s son Saliya and the low caste (Sadol Kula) maiden Asokamala whom he loved. It’s known that he gave up the throne for her.
Elephants always fascinates me, I could photograph them all day and still won’t get enough of it. This was not a full size elephant, but it growing to be one.
‘You can fit all footprints of species in the world in to a one majestic footprint of an elephant’. This is an ancient quote by Supreme Buddha, therefore you will need to look at this quote with wisdom. So respecting the majestic elephants is the right thing to do, and whoever hurt or kill’s them for money, ivory, or any other agenda is destroying something great, for those un-humane people, karma will follow them like a shadow.
If we learned to respect each other, then we sure should learn to respect the animals no matter what size or form they are.