Wednesday, September 14, 2005
This photo is supposed to be over 50 years old. The tall guy to the centre from the left with the funny looking haircut is my mother's uncle (Her father's younger brother)
The original copy of this photo is found at "Galmaduwatta Rajamaha Viharaya" in Arangala, Kandy. The saga with this photo is that there has been a long rainless period during early 50s (51 or 52) and the Galmaduwatta Rajamaha Viharaya has organized a 7 day Pirith Chanting. (The large hut behind the crowd is the temporary “Pirith mandapaya”.) And on the 7th day rains flowed and continued till every well in the village overflow. People who still live from that era do recall this incident; so it can't be just a folktale. Amazing don't you think?
Captured using a 6230i