Nearby, and still on the grounds of the temple, is Mucalinda Lake. The statue commemmorates a lovely event from Buddhist legend. Supposedly, the Buddha stuck around these parts after his enlightenment. One day as he meditated, the skies opened up and rain poured down in sheets. The Buddha continued sitting, and animals came to sit by him. A large cobra reared up to cover the Buddha and protect him from the rain. I love this story.