Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sri Lanka
Excellent example of a Patisthana. I am from Sri Lanka and these are always a pleasure to see for me.
These patisthana with second set of wings are believed to be guard arms for artillery and from what I gather from old locals is that the second set of wings were for attaching a lit match fuse cord and used to fire cannons.
I am also very curious about the shield in the last image. does that have any reference that it is from Sri Lanka.