Posts of "Kandy and Near"

The Temple of Tooth – Kandy

History of the Tooth Relic Sri Lankan legends say that after the cremation of the Lord Buddha in 543 BC, his left canine tooth was rescued from the sandalwood funeral pyre at Kusinara India.  The Sacred Tooth Relic became a symbolic representation of the living Buddha.  800 years after the Buddha’s death, in the 4th ...

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Kandy Esala Perahera

Kandy’s ten-day Esala Perahera is one of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular festivals. The perahera (procession) is held to honour the sacred tooth enshrined in the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. According to Sri Lankan legends, when the Buddha died, his body was cremated in a sandalwood pyre in India and his left canine tooth ...

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