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2 edition of story of Sigiri. found in the catalog.

story of Sigiri.

Senarat Paranavitana

story of Sigiri.

by Senarat Paranavitana

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Published by Lake House Investments in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka
    • Subjects:
    • Sri Lanka -- History -- To 1505

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsĀnanda, 15th cent.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS489.6 .P37
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 153, 127 p.
      Number of Pages153
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5034421M
      LC Control Number73905415

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        Sigiriya sited in the central province is 92 miles from Colombo and 10 miles from Dambulla. anayaka describes the complexity of Sigiriya as "a unique concentration of 5th century, urban planning architecture, gardening, engineering, hydraulic technology and art, centered on a massive rock, rising meters above the surroundings plain. Following King Kasyapa's death, it was again a monastery complex up to about the 14th century, after which it was abandoned.. The Sigiri inscriptions were deciphered by the archaeologist Senarath Paranavithana in his renowned two-volume work, published by Oxford, Sigiri Graffiti. He also wrote the popular book "Story of Sigiriya".

        Arthur C Clarke drew inspiration from Sigiriya for his book, Fountains of Paradise. Even in their partially restored state, they were magnificent. Pools extended to the left and right of the main walkway leading to Sigiriya Rock. On the right, the pools have been fully excavated while on the left, they remained buried under the jungle soil. Carte Postale Moderne Rock fortress sigiriya and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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The Story of Sigiriya is a beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book that presents the fascinating tale of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Senani Ponnamperuma is a brilliant storyteller, who for the very first time has brought the story of Sigiriya alive. Using a crisp narrative, he brings to light much new information and many previously overlooked facts/5.

The historical facts surrounding the story of Sigiriya and its builder King Kasyapa is a tale of cruelty, intrigue, vision, grandeur, chivalry, betrayal, and abandonment. In the fifth century, Kasyapa acquires his throne by murdering his father, who he has plastered up alive into a wall/5(5).

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The Story of Sigiriya is a beautifully illustrated book that presents Sigiriya in a new light. Its author Senani Ponnamperuma is a brilliant storyteller. Using a crisp narrative style, he brings this story alive and introduces us to many previously unknown and overlooked facts/5(4).

Then on an escarpment half way up this sheer rock he then builds a colossal gatehouse in the form of a fearsome sphinx-like lion giving his lair it name, Sigiriya-Lion Mountain. There on its summit, hidden from view, he lives in splendid isolation tormented by fear and guilt.

The Story of Sigiriya is a beautifully illustrated book that presents Sigiriya in a fascinating new light. Senani Ponnamperuma is a brilliant storyteller.

Using a crisp narrative style he brings this story alive and introduces us to many previously unknown and overlooked facts.

An ancient description of Sigiri An ancient Sinhalese guide book called the 'Sihigiri Vihara' found in the library of the Maharaja at Suvarnapura describes this rock and its palace in great detail.

It describes the edifice constructed at the summit to have been made only for the use of a couple. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Paranavitana, Senarat, Story of Sigiri.

Colombo, Lake House Investments []. The Story of Sigiriya. Michael Powell. Ma Hotels in Sigiriya. It’s the main setting of much of the book, and his amazing descriptions led me to Googling Sigiriya before I even knew where it was.

A highly recommended book if you haven’t read it, and if you get a chance to climb the stone stairs and see some of. The Story of Sigiriya is a beautifully illustrated easy to read book that presents the fascinating tale of Sigiriya in a new light.

Senani is a brilliant storyteller, who for the very first time has brought the story of Sigiriya alive. Using a crisp narrative style and numerous asides he brings to light much new information and many previously /5(7).

The Story of Sigiriya is the best book (ebook) on Sigiriya. Well written, it has has consistently been rated 5 Star by the most fastidious book critics. Story Of Sigiriya. by Senarat Paranavitana (0) Price: LKR.

Quantity. Added to whishlist How do you rate this book. Review: Cancel Submit: True Story; War; Weather; Work Books. Sigiriya is a major archaeological site in Sri Lanka.

Lion's Rock, Sigiriya (29 August, ) Sigiriya (Sinhala: සීගිරිය) is a major archeological site in. It was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO inunder the title "Ancient City of Sigiriya, preserving the ruins of an ancient palace complex built during the reign of King Kasyapa ( – AD).

Description: The Story of Sigiriya is a beautifully illustrated easy to read book that presents the fascinating tale of Sigiriya in a new light.

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Its author Senani Ponnamperuma is a brilliant storyteller. Using a crisp narrative style, he brings this story alive and introduces us to many previously unknown and overlooked facts/5(8). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

The Story of Sigiriya by Senani Ponnamperuma,Panique Pty, Limited edition, paperback. to guard the Sigiriya the king had built every year in thousands tourists visit the place there are bees in the rocks to guard the Sigiriya people say ' the bees are ferocious as they come: the soldiers to guard the rock of Sigiriya' graffiti still adorns the walls when translated to Sinhala it tells the story of Sigiri damsels praying to gods.

Senani Ponnamperuma is the author of The Story of Sigiriya ( avg rating, 4 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), SIGIRIYA ( avg rating, 4 ratings, /5. Since the 3th century BC Sigiriya was used as a monastery and after eight centuries it was turned into a royal palace.

The construction and early history of the palace and fortress of Sigiriya is connected with several tragic events in the relationship of two royal brothers – Kasyapa and Moggallana.

Upon reading the first few pages of 'Sigiriya, The Real Story' I was immediately immersed in what was a personal journey for the author. His writing style can't help but reflect how opaquely in awe and passionate he is of Sigiriya's past, present and future/5. The Story of Sigiriya is a beautifully illustrated book that presents Sigiriya in a new light.

Its author Senani Ponnamperuma is a brilliant storyteller. Using a crisp narrative style, he brings this story alive and introduces us to many previously unknown and overlooked facts/5(7).Discover the best and latest articles about Books in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.Following King Kasyapa’s death, it was again a monastery complex up to about the 14th century, after which it was abandoned.

The Sigiri inscriptions were deciphered by the archaeologist Senarath Paranavithana in his renowned two-volume work, published by Oxford, Sigiri Graffiti.

He also wrote the popular book “Story of Sigiriya”.