This is a last minute submission for the weekly theme but I really wanted to participate. This photo series is from my trip to the Kandy Temple in Sri Lanka. This temple is significant since Buddha's tooth relic is housed here. It is really hard to photograph because I get overwhelmed by the beauty and grandeur of this temple.
However, focusing on textures and small details (weekly theme) really helped me tell the story of this place. Below is a photo from outside to give you a sense of scale of this temple.
I focused on texture and details to capture the serenity of this place. Here are some of those shots.
Now to the most important view! This is the relic casket which holds the Buddha's tooth relic. There said to be only 4 of these in the world. The relic chamber is only opened during the ceremonial hours where they offer all sorts of things as a sign of respect and gratefulness to Buddha for his teachings.
The casket is said to have 7 inner caskets of which the most inner one is made of pure gold. The view is really surreal due to all the glitter from gold chains and lighting in this chamber. Add chanting of monks and devotees to this scene, you get an idea of how moving this place can be.
Thank you for viewing this post. I hope this series is enhanced by the texture and details I attempted to capture from this special place. To view other entries of PhotoBLog weekly theme, please click on the link. Thanks for participating, commenting, and your support!