Cow, worshippers, and colorful iconography at the Hindu temple in Trincomalee

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Cow at Hindu temple in Trincomalee.

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Doggie at 10th century ruins in Polonnaruwa.

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Sleeping Buddah inside the “Temple of the Lord of the Gods,” Cave 1, at the Dambulla Cave Temple, which dates back to 77 BC. In Dam

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Worshippers at the Hindu Temple. In Trincomalee.

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In Ella.

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Trincomalee.

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I went into town on Christmas Eve, and this guy was the first thing I saw. Go figure. In Trincomalee.

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Neighborhood temple. Up the road from Ella Village.

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10th century ruins in Polonnaruwa. It had been raining non-stop for days. It stopped raining long enough for me to take this photo, and a second later…the deluge returned.

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At the Matale Hindu Temple. In Matale.

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At the Koneswaram Temple. In Trincomalee.

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At the Koneswaram Temple. In Trincomalee.

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Buddahs, inside Cave 2, at the Dambulla Cave Temple, in Dambull

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Monkey, hanging on the side of the road. In Habarana.

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Golden Buddha. At Dambulla Cave Temple in Dambulla.

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Oh you know, just a wild elephant crossing the road. In Hathareskotuwa.

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Ganesh. Remover of obstacles. My absolute favorite. I’ve collected them for over 25 years. I spotted this one along the road driving through Katukihula, on our way from Kandy to Ella.

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Buddah, inside Cave 2, at the Dambulla Cave Temple, in Dambulla.

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Symmetry. In Trincomalee.

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