Wednesday, June 6, 2012
STUDIO TIMES BULLETIN-JUNE 2012
The Pidurangala rock is situated about a mile north of Sigiriya. The caves at Pidurangala are associated with the brief history of Sigiriya. Archaeological evidence indicates that the caves had been used by Buddhist anchorites in pre-Christian times. Close to the summit of the rock is a large cave in which reposed a colossal image of the recumbent Buddha, made of brick and stucco. One of the caves now serves as a vihara. Under its drip ledge is a record in Brahmi script.
- The Handbook for the Ceylon Traveller, a Studio Times publication