A Sri Lankan couple offers an early morning puja beneath the Bodhi tree at Bellanwilla Rajamaha Viharya, a famous and historical temple in Colombo.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”
The Basket Weaver
One of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the United States is the hand-woven basket. Woven from indigenous bulrush, a strong and supple grass that thrives in the sandy soil of the coastal region. Sweetgrass baskets and their craftswomen can be seen at the old City Market. This lady has taken refuge from the hot sun in the shadow of a large umbrella.
The children above are saying puja before the Buddharupa at the temple’s image house before going into the classroom. The two young ladies standing by the tree are Dhamma (Sunday School) teachers taking a break between classes.
Picturesque scenes like these create a rich tableau of rural village and temple life that can’t fail to enchant any visitor.