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Ruins

Moonstone II

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 1 centuries B.C. - 11 centuries A.D.
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

Prof. Senarath Paranavithana pointed out that this mast exquisite artistic creation of a moonstone found in Sri Lanka. According to Prof. Senarath Paranavithana palapeti symbolize the word inflames. The animals depict birth, old age, illness and death the rambling creeper depicts craving the small rambling creeper depicts diminishing of craving the swans depict the pious people and the lotus depicts the supreme bliss.