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The Moonstones, guard stones

Moonstones and guard stones are being considered as some of the most important sculptures among the classical Sinhalese sculptures. Some of them rated among the world’s best artistic achievements. These are mainly to be found in Buddhist temples and they are considered to be elements with religious importance. Travelers may encounter them in the Buddhist temples in archeological sites such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla etc, and they are made with distinct physical appearances and spiritual meaning.