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... Tooth Temple which is the highlight of Kandy and very important, again, in the Buddhist world. We understand there IS a tooth but its hidden away in a gold casket (which actually you also don't see – this comes out 3 times a day when people can queue to view it briefly before or during services and we understand every 5 years the casket is actually opened and the ...
... to ache unbearably and by the time I went to bed to "prepare" myself for the climb, I could hardly bend or straighten it. I Kaye's in bed worried that I may have just ended my trip with that fall. A backpacker unable to walk wasn't exactly going to go over so well. Thankfully, the following morning, I woke to a sore, but working knee. I was super disappointed that I couldn't do the climb but I want abut to risk the climb then find myself unable to get back down. Most ...
... and was very knowledgeable, rattling off dates and names and features - he knew every one. This is now a Unesco World Heritage Site and it is unfortunate that many of the orate paintings of the concubines were destroyed by the Buddhist monks who could not have such distractions on the walls when they were trying to meditate. Of the 500 paintings there were only 18 remaining. There was also a 'mirror wall', created by a mix of plaster, egg whites, honey bees wax and other materials ...
Although not the official capital, Kandy is still considered
the cultural capital of Sri Lanka and was in fact the last Sinhalese capital
city to hold out against the British into the early 1800s. At about 1,600 feet
altitude Kandy is also the center of the highland region and slightly less of a
sweatfest than most low lying areas in Sri Lanka. With less than 200,000 Kandy
is also Sri Lanka’s second most populous ...
... Siddhartha, the ascetic who sat under the Asvattha Bodi Tree and having attained supreme Enlightenment, became Gouthama Buddha.
3. The Buddha, having fulfilled his mission, passed away at the age of 80.
4. After the Buddha´s body was cremated the sacred Left Tooth was obtained. It is said that there were seven Buddha´s teeth originally.
5. One of the monks provided King Brahmadatta of Kalinga with the sacred Tooth Relic for veneration.