Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Temple Tooth of Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka 11 September 2011
The tooth relic is removed from its shrine only once a year, during the Festival of Tooth where millions of buddhist and tourist throng the temple.
Female and men entrance were separated. We went through an xray screening at the gate, reminded me of our Seri Perdana visit.
Appropriate dress code.
Lotus flower for offering to Buddha. The guide told us of the tradition of not smelling the flower should it be used as an offering
The hallway's ceiling caught my attention.
The drawing of the Festival of Tooth on the ceiling's wall.
Flower offering from devotees.
Devotees walked around the replica of the tooth.
There are few animals embedded on this picture. I can't remember what they are but En said "
leg of a lion, fish's body, monkey's eye, pig's ear and crocodile's face."
Hui nonchalantly took a seat on the pavement, observing the surroundings of the temple.
Singhalese and Tamil.
The garden is filled with jasmin flowers
Lighting oil lamp.