Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

Tantrika temple in Sri Lanka

TANTRIK practice spread to Sri Lanka, although little of it remains today.  Here is the temple of Nalanda Gedige, about 20 clicks from Kandy, off the beaten track. It appears to have been embellished with saucy sculptures, although when I visited it in April last year, only one small motif remained.  There’s some more information about this shrine, here.  There is a Gorakhnath mandir in the precincts of the great Kandy complex… 

Nalanda Gedige, Sri Lanka