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... The tooth relic is a sacred object, worshipped by the Buddhists and has been the subject of ancient Sri Lankan politics as the belief at the time stated that the person who held it was destined to rule the country. Constructed within the royal palace complex, The Sri Dalada Maligawa is a prime specimen of Kandyan architecture and draws many visitors from all over the world every year.
The sacred tooth relic is kept in a chamber known as the "Vadahitina ...
... of the Zumba that others had taught clients at community psychology. A Saree is waaaay too hot for Zumba though so that was a bad idea! Completely sympathise with the Sri Lankan women now! This weekend we all went to Kandy and I met Char there too! It was the Esala Pera Hera festival which is a Buddhist celebration about the sacred tooth of Buddha being returned to Sri Lanka after being stolen. There is a parade with loads of dancers, drummers, fire and ...
... but soon I was on my way to the Mountains of Sri Lanka. We drove up to Kanda where we will stay tonight... Visiting the Temple of Kanda today. Driving takes patience , the roads are narrow with lots of traffic snarling its way true the Villages Drovers sometimes getting a little impatience with the slow moving Tuc Tuc's and honking their horns not really out of anger just to let em know to move ...
... and a full family table was set. The other travellers were a young Swedish couple and a Welsh lass. Both had just started they're trips and doing into reverse order to what we did. It was great to give tips and recommendations and generally just have conversations with people that could understand english well enough to converse. The friendly dinner ended early from their jetlag kicking in and we retired for what would be our 2nd last day in Sri ...
... kings from the 14th century. The last stronghold of the Sinhala Kings was finally ceded to British in 1815. At the same time Kandy is a repository of the Sinhala culture having traditions dating back to the origins of the Sinhala civilization.
We woke up at 6.30 and while I was getting our things ready Gonzalo went to ask if our breakfast can be ready within 10 minutes. They said: "No problem". This happened at 7.00. At 7.40 we were still sitting in ...