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Guard Stone (Ancient Muragala) Anuradhapura - Nagaraja guard Stone – Ratanaprasada
January 7, 2018

Guard Stone (Ancient Muragala) Anuradhapura - Nagaraja guard Stone – Ratanaprasada

Photograph by Palitha Nimala
By Palitha Nimala
PUBLISHED January 7, 2018

This is the most artistic guard stone found in Sri Lanka. Two lovers emerge from the dragon's mouth above the cobra king, who has in his hand the pot of abundance signifying prosperity. This is said to show that fertility generates prosperity. Indulgence in worldly life is like entering the mouth of the dragon is another interpretation. It belongs to the 7 - 9 century A.D.