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Ruins

Guard Stone

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 7-9 century A.D.
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

This is the most artistic guard stone found in Sri Lanka. Two lovers emerge from the dragon’s mouth above the cobra king, who has in his hand the pot of abundance signifying prosperity. This is said to show that fertility generates prosperity. Indulgence in worldly life is like entering the mouth of the dragon is another interpretation it belongs to the 7 – 9 century A.D.