To Tamarind Gardens

Our great guide, Marcus

Our great guide, Marcus

 

 

Senani Hotel, Kandy

Senani Hotel, Kandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Into Kandy centre, cultural capital and a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, believed to be the tooth of Buddha; an exciting tuk tuk ride around Kandy, quick lunch then on bikes through busy traffic to Digana (another tuk tuk accident on the way)

Post card of Kandy

Post card of Kandy

School children in Kandy

School children in Kandy

Forest Fowl, national emblem of Sri Lanka

Forest Fowl, national emblem of Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tooth itself is held within 7 gold caskets, each one having a separate key, each key is held by a different person for security.

Ceremonial entrance to the Stupa

Ceremonial entrance to the maligawa.

Gold casket of the tooth relic

Gold casket of the tooth relic

Fresco in the Temple of the Tooth Relic

Fresco in the Temple of the Tooth Relic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elephants were very important in  ceremonies and still are today.  A parade is held annually lasting 10 days.  Raja, a tusker was the lead processional elephant for 22 years and became famous in his own right.  His body is displayed in the complex.

Bhudda

Bhudda

 

 

Offerings of sweet smelling flowers are brought to the temple; a symbol of the sweetess of life but its temporary nature.

Monks, and Paul

Monks, and Paul

Lotus flower offerings

Lotus flower offerings

Temple dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 thought on “To Tamarind Gardens

  1. Hi Paul

    Missed you at the book club dinner last Wednesday;The Hare with the Amber Eyes was very popular and has definitely helped Andy’s rankings. Sounds like all is going well, lucky you…….think of those overworked junior doctors! BTW next book is Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson so keep in the loop old boy as you cycle around lovely India. Keep safe but be brave. Benedict

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