A view of the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy which houses the most sacred Buddhist relic, the Tooth of Buddha. It is said to be the last Buddha's relic remaining today.
Buddhists from all around the world venerate this place. During the ancient times the Tooth Relic was considered the symbol of Kingship and became the most sacred object.
The temple was built in 17th Century by King Wimaladharmasuriya and renovated by his sons King Narendrasingha and Kirti Sri Rajasinghe.
King Sri Wickramasinghe built the octagon known as the “Pattirippuwa”.
There are seven golden caskets enclosed for the tooth relic in the temple. The relic casket is covered with a bullet proof glass frame. Daily rituals are performed three times a day (at dawn, at noon and in the evening) by two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya vihara monks.
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Miguel82 (20308) 2013-05-22 8:49
Interesting comment with nice elements Marina,
Superb patrimonial and historical spot of Sri Lanka
Good sharpness, fine colors and exposition
ikeharel (52349) 2013-05-22 9:21
A superb clear picture, Marina.
Colors and light gave an enhanced outlines a perfct show on the marvelous edifice.
The park on side view is well positioned on p[icture, DOF through is fabulous, rael sense the place.
Noel_Byrne (20810) 2013-05-22 11:01
A beautiful place, and an excellent note to explain it, thank you. I love the tones of the sky, the water and the building, they all work perfectly together! You captured a wonderful sense of depth with the wall leading in from both sides of the frame.
All the best
Romano46 (16578) 2013-05-22 11:05
Ciao Marina, eccellente scatto, molto curato nella composizione che evidenzia una serie di diagonali molto piacevoli.
Ottima la nitidezza ed eccellente il colore.
Ciao e buona serata
cornejo (28069) 2013-05-22 11:20
Hi Marina, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting temple. Very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
Gigidusud (13369) 2013-05-22 11:22
Beautiful architecture with great diagonal well framed. Well done!
Fis2 (81968) 2013-05-22 12:43
Excellent POV and composition.
Super colors and sharpness.
I like reflection.
danos (83081) 2013-05-22 13:02
excellent the chosen POV with the temple to be placed perfect in the frame and in combination with the water canal to creates depth and perspective in the scene.I like the created reflections as the brilliant light of the image.
flatwin (2181) 2013-05-22 13:43
jolie prise de vue ce temple avec son reflet dans l'eau
Nicou (116458) 2013-05-22 20:22
quel captage de ce temple merveilleux quelle vue et perspective fantastique captage avec les reflet sur le plan d'eau.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-05-23 0:04
must be really beautiful and fascinating place.The whole Sri Lanka in your edition appears to me like a dreamland.I like the way you composed the scene.The POV from above this little pond and walls enclosing the main scene from both sides seems to be the perfect choice.Also thechnically the image is flawless.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (46292) 2013-05-23 2:55
Very beautiful capture in great contrasts and colors. I like the strong sunlight and the atmosphere.
Have a fine day.
Silvio1953 (115945) 2013-05-23 5:58
Ciao Marina, great view of lovely architecture, nice composition with fashinating reflections, good perspective, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light,very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (34488) 2013-05-23 17:06
Hi dear Marina
Ya I remember this place.
Perfect balanced image with so calm and soft color / light touch. My heart seems to getting warm while I see this image.
Thanks a lot and have a good day!
Takero from hot Tokyo
fabbs99 (15707) 2013-05-23 23:44
Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.
Great POV and good composition.Very well done, TFS.
lousat (72361) 2013-05-25 14:58
Hi Marina,this is a great memory for me,i been there 19 years and i have a pic in my gallery of the same place (http://beta.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=5&p=704743) taken during the August celebrations,a great capture of the Kandy temple whit a beautiful perspective and great details and colors,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
SWEETFREEDOM (21634) 2013-05-25 23:24
an interesting building. nice architecture and perfect colors and sharpness.
bayno (18342) 2013-06-03 5:04
Ciao Marina, i love the POV and perspective here...perfect balanced framing with nice reflection and clear details...the couple...is a extra bonus....
Angshu (54745) 2013-06-05 21:11
Nice perspective you created here, dragging our eyes to the centre of the picture. The two people on the right provide some idea of the scale. Nice soft colours are a highlight of this picture. Well done!