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Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Lankatilaka: Photo 23

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When we entered we saw Vishnu and this tiny shrine. It may be small, but it's not insignificant. It's the shrine of Kumara Bandara, a dangerous god whom it is fatal to behold. Twice a week, prayers are offered to him; at that time, and only then, a priest opens the curtain and places food and drink before the god.  Even the priest, however, does not dare look at the image.

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