Roots of Dhamma

BUDDHA’S VISIT TO MAHIYANGANA

One of the most beautiful murals among the twentieth century
series of Kelaniya, painted by Solias Mendis. The panel depicts the Buddha having sat under a tree and created a fire surrounding his person by miraculous power.

The resident yakshas being frightened by the miracle are seen running away from the site in all directions. The painting style is evidently a new expression created by the artist with the long experience gained by his acquaintance with the classical paintings of India and Sri Lanka.

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