Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Buddhism Goes from India to Sri Lanka

Offering flowers: Sri Lankan devotees offer flowers at a temple in Colombo, on one of the island's key Buddhist celebrations marking the day that Buddhism was brought there from neighboring India over 2,500 years ago (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi).

Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees perform rituals during Poson full moon day religious observances at a temple in Kelaniya, a suburb of capital Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, June 18, 2008. Poson full moon day commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena).

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