Deviating from Travel & Documentary, today I thought of sharing a historical event currently happening in Sri Lanka.Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka as a part of his 6 days Asian tour and he will stay in the country from 13th to 15th of January 2015.
‘Kooththu’ is a traditional Tamil cultural art form that is practiced in Sri Lanka mainly in Jaffna & Batticaloa districts.It is a mixture of dances and drama sequences.Performers were trained by ‘Kooththu masters’ (அண்ணாவியார்).With the emergence of the modern era ,these centuries old ancient art-forms are now at the risk of extinction.See more images at my official site www.theasianpictures.com.
I recently heard of an unique fishing method followed by few fisherman in Batticaloa lagoon.Out of curiosity i decided to embark on a journey one fisherman takes daily.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress is often considered a 8th wonder of the world is a famous landmark in Sri Lanka.The rock was modified into a rock fortress by King Kashyappa an ancient ruler of the country.This is the place where you can see the magnificent wall frescoes of Sigiriya depicting beautiful female figures, which closely resembles the Ajanta frescoes in India.Now this place is one of the most traveled location in the country by the foreign tourists as well as almost all the locals.
Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka and now a world heritage site.It has numerous ruins of the ancient city still preserved which shows the ability and knowledge of the architects who lived in this lands 1000 years before.Polonnaruwa kingdom had the influence of both Sinhala and Tamil cultures which is proved by the ruins of buildings belong to both cultures.The place is now a famous tourist destination in Sri Lanka.
Jaffna , where the Tamils inhabit the most in Sri Lanka, has many famous Hindu symbols in the forms of historical buildings,temples,Traditional Cultures.With the abundant number of Hindu Temples, one can witness Hindu festivals all around the year mainly the mid part.The style of presentation of this festivals are different region to region and according to the tradition being followed by the respective worshiping places.