Friday, 19 January 2018

Temple ceremony in Kandy

The temple is the home of the tooth relic found in cremation ashes of Buddha. A princess brought it from India 800yrs ago for fear of it being crushed. It has been transferred each time the capital changes. It has been in Kandy since 1940. It is only possible to view it once every five years. Wednesday is the day of the ceremony where they offer rice and locals bring flowers and worship.

There were various monuments in the gardens approaching the temple. One was of a young boy, the se one son of the president whom the King decided to execute. The president hid but his wife was beat to death and the sons executed. The oldest son was in fear and the second son offered his life first and was beheaded. The king was then imprisoned for 17 years 7ntil he died and Sri Lanka became a British colony


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