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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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  • Copyright: Marina Sh (marina7) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 645 W: 48 N: 1220] (8051)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-02-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-05-22 8:35
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