Sigiri Apsaras

Wall paintings. Beautiful.

Travel Tales of a Yogini

Sigiriya Rock Paintings or Frescoes of Sigiri Damsels locally called as ‘ Sigiri Apsaras’ painted on a Western Rock face cavity about 100 meters high from the rock base .There now remains around 21 paintings of Sigiriya Damsels but there had been around five hundred paintings during King Kassapa’s’ time along several other places of the same Western Rock face.

My tour guide said the King had 500 mistresses.  Perhaps this is the basis of that conjecture.  500 paintings for his 500 ladies.

Travel Tales of a Yogini, Sri Lanka Edition.

View original post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s