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Kandy Lake & Temple of the Tooth

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Lena published on 04/27/2018 8:02 a.m.:
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Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

Rituals are performed three times daily: at dawn, at noon and in the evenings. On Wednesdays there is a symbolic bathing of the relic with an herbal preparation made from scented water and fragrant flowers called Nanumura Mangallaya. This holy water is believed to contain healing powers and is distributed among those present.

The temple sustained damage from bombings by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 1998 but was fully restored each time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_the_Tooth

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kjs97 wrote on 05/03/2018 10:01 p.m. (edited on 04/15/2019 3:55 p.m.) :
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Hi Lena, in response to the comment on my picture, the photo is just for a class I am in and I have never used rephoto. It's not necessarily about alignment, but just about the differences in the photos. Just so you know.

Hi Lena, in response to the comment on my picture, the photo is just for a class I am in and I have never used rephoto. It's not necessarily about alignment, but just about the differences in the photos. Just so you know.


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