12 August 2010

The Goddess of Knowledge


This is the upper part of Dunsinane Sheen Waterfall taken from the top of the bridge. There is a Hindu temple (Kovil) built just adjacent to the falls and the most interesting part is the statue of Goddess Sarasvathi, in front of the falls. The small but intricate statue brings a sacred value to this awesome scenery.

Anyone who is interested to know how this waterfall got its Scottish name, you may refer to this interesting article.

27 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a gorgeous waterfall (and picture), K.... I see the statue there... I can see how that place can be sacred. It's beautiful... I'd love to get some knowledge from that goddess... ha
Betsy

rainfield61 said...

You are one of the Mr. Waterfall.

George said...

This waterfall is so beautiful that I can understand why it is a sacred place. The statue of the goddess is beautiful (as is the waterfall).

Amila Kanchana said...

Thanks for the links to some interesting historical facts.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Betsy,
She is everywhere for those who are in thirst of knowledge :)

Rainfield,
Thanks Mate!

George,
I usually do not like man made items in a scenic place, but this one I really like.

Amila,
You are most welcome.

Frieda said...

What a beautiful place. The statue makes it even more special...
And thank you for the link about the history...

betchai said...

i am like you, i usually do not want to see anything man made in a natural scenic place, but understanding the meaning of the statue, it makes for a greater appreciation why is it there.

Rajesh said...

Mesemerising waterfalls

Me-shak said...

I guess you have been traveling a lot lately. Lovely picture k. The idol in front adds so much mystique to the scene. How long ago was this? Did you happen to step in to the superintendent's bungalow? Looking forward for more.

Cheers!

magerata said...

Thanks KP, This is how I remember it, of course with a little less water. History lesson was good too. Sometimes I wonder, when I say Magerata, which one. So far I have three such. Wonder what did those Scots think.

silent moments said...

The waterfall gets more amazing as you get closer. The majesty and power is overwhelming..
But with all the due respect I would have liked it better minus the human touch :)
Nature, to me looks best in its raw form.

Anjana said...

I agree with silent moments. Nevertheless still it looks awesome!

Thanks for taking us to these amazing places K.

Carol said...

It must be incredible to stand there! Beautiful falls. I can imagine the sounds. ;>)

Tes said...

Amazing, K! :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Frieda,
Thanks Frieda. I also liked that article a lot.

Betchai,
Yes, this particular statue brings that extra bit of charm to the entire setting

Rajesh,
Thanks :)

Me-shak,
I did a bit of travelling after sometime with the little baby. This was taken last week. No I did n’t see any bungalow close by. Is it the one belongs to your friend?

Magerata,
I think those Scots lived a super luxurious life in the hill country, you can imagine that when you look at all the bungalows still exist there. I think you must have visited here during dry season.

Silent Moment,
Yep, nature is at its best when it is on its own, but it is very difficult to see such places now, so the seamless association of man made work and the environment is something we should look for.

Anjana,
You are most welcome.

Carol,
Yep it was such a great place!

Tes,
Thanks :)

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.

Gallicissa said...

Looks very pretty. And what an interesting place to put up a shrine! I enjoyed the last link too.

Nicole said...

What an enchanted place. Gorgeous!

Penny Says said...

gives the mystique that the waterfall itself holds the answers to the great mysteries of knowledge of nature that modern science has yet to unfold...lovely...

Harumi said...

Wow.. the statue stands out so well against the fall's backdrop. Quite an inspiring and breathtaking sight.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Gallicissa,
Yes, this is a super location and I'm glad i came this way to picture this.

Nicole,
Yep, it is an enchanted place :)

Penny,
The falls has a mystifying beauty in it and also the surrounding is really amazing.

Harumi,
The statue is in a great location. The image with its watery background is really nice.

Thanks all for your comments.

Knatolee said...

The article was fascinating! And the waterfall is beautiful. When we visit SL again, I am going to seek out more waterfalls.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Knatolee,
I too find that article very interesting. Yes, I'll give you a full list of waterfalls when you come next :)
Thanks for your comments.

Delilah said...

yeah. this is what i meant :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Delilah :D

Mr. M.S.E Perera said...

if you need to know how this waterfall got its name i may be able to help you as i was former manager of sheen estate punduluoya
MR.M.S.E Perera

Mr. M.S.E Perera said...

if you need to know how this waterfall got its name i may be able to help you as i was a former manager of sheen Estate Punduluoya

Kirigalpoththa said...

Mr. M.S.E.Perera,
Thanks very much. I thought since the waterfall goes through two estates it got its name, Dunsinane Sheen. Anyway would like to know the real story :)