SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE –DAY 5 – INSIDE THE TEMPLE OF SACRED TOOTH

by Antonio Gil July. 25, 2019 298 views
Detail of the entrance dome frieze

Detail of the entrance dome frieze

Rituals and worship are performed regularly on a daily basis by Buddhist monks. These Buddhist monks worship and perform various rituals in the inner chamber of the temple

Rituals and worship are performed regularly on a daily basis by Buddhist monks. These Buddhist monks worship and perform various rituals in the inner chamber of the temple

♫♫ Morning puja by the 'Sri Dalada Maligawa' ♫♫

History of Temple of Sacred Tooth

The origin of Temple of Sacred Tooth goes back to the time when Lord Buddha was alive. Before attaining Final Nirvana, Lord Buddha suggested his disciples who truly understand the Dharma that they needn’t need to keep the relic of his ashes and worshipped them. According to some legends, a Buddhist monk named Khema became successful to take the left upper canine tooth during Lord Buddha funeral. It is believed that the same tooth was enshrined in the inner chamber of Sacred Tooth temple.

Lord Buddha tooth was an object of great importance and reverence and was decorated with a nested jewelry. No actual date can be found when the tooth was enshrined in Sri Dalada Maligawa. It was believed that the sacred tooth was moved and separate temple was built to honor such great relics. The temple was built when the Capital was moved to Kandy and the construction of the temple started during late 17th Century.

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Russell Smith 6 months ago

Beautiful series . #1 is stunning and while I like the others there is one more that stood out to me as a powerful image and that is #7. Thank you for sharing these.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 6 months ago

This is the base floor, the relic was on the upper floor. Thanks a lot my friend

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Heike 6 months ago

Great clarity and colors. Really beautiful.
Was the tour-description : "100 temples in 6 days " smilesmile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 6 months ago

Almost smile Thanks dear friend

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José Manuel 6 months ago

#1 +1

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José Manuel 6 months ago

#7 +1+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 6 months ago

Porque é que será que escolheste esta? smile

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José Manuel Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months ago

Ahahahahh, não foi por causa dos chifres te garanto............rssssssssss

Achei o enquadramento muito especial no meio daquela "chifralhada" toda, embora o tipo á direita pareça um pouco cansado e estragando um pouco a harmonia do enquadramento. De resto está muito bem.....smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 6 months ago

Coitado, já está encostado ao pilar e ainda a manhã estava a começar smile

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José Manuel Replied to José Manuel 6 months ago

Upssssssssssssss, só agora reparei melhor............... há 2 pessoas muito importantes que ainda não tinha visto ali do lado direito a fotografar, .............  2 contribuintes para o equilibrio da foto.  Todo o sentido da foto é para o centro, daí não ter prestado atenção ás particularidades Laterais. Mas, somos uns bons contribuinte do incicio do caminho até á  parte central da foto.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 6 months ago

Pois claro.

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José Manuel Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months ago

Acredita que só reparei que nós estavamos lá ao lado direito quando quando fui de novo ver a foto, e com mais pormenor olhei com atenção para todo o lado. Pq, como sabes, o encaminhamento é para o centro e nesta foto em particular esse encaminhamento é tão rápido que se desprezam as laterais....... só á 3ª olhadela é que me vislumbrei por lá.

Concordas com a minha apreciação ?
Abco.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 6 months ago

Completamente. Isso também me acontece muitas vezes. Só depois de olhar para a foto pela 2ª ou 3º vez é que distingo pormenores que me tinham passado totalmente apercebidos numa primeira análise.

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José Manuel Replied to José Manuel 6 months ago

Mais uma olhadela. Os olhos vão directos para entre os pilares. O olhar prende-se entre os pilares e tudo o que está dentro, descendo o tecto em madeira, subindo as escadas até à porta.

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Bethany Plonski 6 months ago

Beautiful colors! I like the edit in #1.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 months ago

Thanks for the favs Bethany

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Amy Daniels 6 months ago

#1Absolutely beautiful

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 6 months ago

Thanks dear Amy smile

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Jay Boggess 6 months ago

Love the variety of subjects, perspectives, colors, clarity, video & info on this amazing place &  colorful people. 
All to my faves, as usual!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 6 months ago

You are very kind my friend. We were lucky because usually this place is so crowded it is almost impossible to see what's happening. Not this time though thanks to that curfew smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months ago

You two are certainly taking good advantage of the curfew!!! Glad you had such rare opportunities!
We are treated as well, as a result!
+1smile+1

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Francesc 6 months ago

Excellent portraits...Amazing work!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 6 months ago

Thanks for your motivating words dear friend

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Berckmans Peter 6 months ago

A bit of Antonio Indiana Jones going on here. love the post

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months ago

Now that you've mentioned it, I can see some similarities with
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom smile

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