The Tooth Relic is shown three times a day. We chose to go to the 9:30 ceremony.There were hundreds of people waiting to go into the temple.
The Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa)is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. While the outside of the Temple is quite simple the interior is absolutely magnificent.
When nine thirty arrives, the drummers start drumming and a trumpeter plays.
Everyone who wishes to see the Tooth relic lines up and files in in an orderly fashion into the Inner chambers.Bowls of lotus and jasmine petals are supplied and you are invited to file past and see the tooth relic and to pay your respects.
He was in the library.
|Flooring in the Temple.|
|Doors to the Inner sanctum|
Eventually Cheng left me to wander around on my own as she had run out of "power" meaning energy. I was able to visit the International Museum of World Buddhism and the Archeological Museum.
All in all I had a wonderful day!
Apart from a little shopping, we just enjoyed the ambiance of Kandy, taking in our last memories of Sri Lanka before returning to Malaysia.