16 May 2011

Kandy from Bahirawa Kanda


This picture was taken from Bahirawa Kanda. 'Bahirawa' is a demonic mythical figure. Some of the folklore related to this mysterious place is detailed out in this link.

The enitire Kandy city was visible from this point. More photos are uploaded here.

27 comments:

Magerata said...

As usual, a awesome photo. I love Kandy for being in the middle of hot Colombo and cooler Nuwaraeliya. I am not really sure but I may have gone to this point. I will check my notes and photos.
I can walk now and my knee is almost healed! I will be able to make my Utah trip :)
Thanks again for all the photos and the story.

George said...

There is absolutely nothing demonic about your pictures. The view is stunning, and your pictures are wonderful.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magerata,
Glad your knee is healed. There is a big sitting buddha statue on top of this mountain. You will not miss this mountain out of all the other mountains cos of the statue.

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
Thanks very much.
Yes, no demons in this place now :D

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Nice view!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous set of pictures.... As George says, there's nothing 'demonic' about your photos. Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

runningthroughthisworld.com said...

I'm hearing more and more about Sri Lanka these days...your pictures are building a case for why!

Linnea said...

Now that looks like a fun place to explore!

Shifan said...

You have done a good job.

Amila Kanchana said...

Spectacular view!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Amaris,
Thanks a lot!

Betsy,
Yes, that name is only for the legend and actually this place is more closer to the heaven

Runningthroughthisworld.com,
Thanks very much for your comments and let me know if you come this way.

Linnea,
Yes, it is a good place to explore.

Shifan,
Thanks very much.

Amila,
Yes, the view here was great.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.

Frieda said...

What a view! Very nice.
And thank you for the very interesting link :)

rainfield61 said...

Quiet a good place to stay!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Frieda,
You are welcome! Thanks.

Rainfield,
Yes it is. Thanks.

Chavie said...

Beautiful picture, K! I have never been up to the Bahirawakanda statue. Going to read about the mythology surrounding the place. Thanks for the link! :D

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Chavie :D

Loshini said...

good viewpoint.. :) is it a coincidence that your president (or is he the prime minister?) and the last king share the same last name? are sinhala surnames inherited thru the generations or do you just carry your father's first name? too many qs? :P

i've got a weakness for folklore so i completely enjoyed this post K!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Loshini,

Glad you like my post.

Sri Lankan president is Mahinda Rajapaksha and not Rajasinghe. Rajapaksha is a common surname but not Rajasinghe.

There were few kings with name - Mahinda during Anuradhapura period but not later. Mahinda is quite a common name in SL too :)
List of Sri Lankan kings are in this link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sri_Lankan_monarchs.

Sinhala surnames are usually inherited thru' the generations. But some names (Bit rare) carrys father's first name. Tamil names usually carry father's first name.

Thanks for your comment.

Gallicissa said...

That's a real bird's eye view!
Enjoying the rain.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Gallicissa,
Thanks! Me too enjoying the rain after a few really warm days.

Loshini said...

thank u!

Flowerpot said...

I think there is a problem with seeing the Followers gallery at the moment ...just to let you know ..I have not deleted you and love your Blog : ) Debbie

Kirigalpoththa said...

Loshini,

You are welcome :)

Flowerpot,
No worries, I think there was a slight glitch in Blogger and it has corrected now.
Thanks for your comment :)

Penny Says said...

im finally coming back homeeee for a beautiful 1 and a half months of freedom...i need all the tips i can get about going to places....counting on youuu..:))))amazing as always....:)))

Gallicissa said...

knock, knock ...
Anybody home?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Penny,

Sorry i was not very frequent on blogosphere last few months. Where exactly you wanna go?

Cheers,
K

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hey Gallicissa,

Thanks for knocking on my door step. BTW I moved recently... I mean physically and now live closer to your area in Thalawathugoda - Hokandara road.

Whole 'new house' thing changed my general pattern of life. So may need more time to be back on my usual hikes :)

Cheers,