Kandy

By Vinita Agrawal [email protected] | 2013

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Frontal look of the tooth relic temple at Kandy.

View of a canal that lies below the temple structure.

The lush green hills on the lft of the temple entrance. The main entrance is pristine white with Buddhist flags highlighting the passage.

Gold Lotus carvings on the roof of the temple. The steel rods criss-crossing are indications of the restoration work going on there.

The corridor that leads up the steps to the inner sanctum of the temple has a beautifull blue ceiling patterned with red flowers.

The side exterior of the temple has beautiful architecture with wooden pillars and carved angles.

The side exterior of the temple has beautiful architecture with wooden pillars and carved angles.

The gleaming gold bell shaped dome under which is placed the tooth of Gautam Buddha. Devotees offer prayes from a distance.

A close-up of the golden dome. It is lavishly decorated with real gold ornaments.

The Kandy temple has many sections. Picture showing another part of the temple guarded by a colorful Barong like image.

Below the inner sanctum is this exquisite wooden mezzanine structure, three decorative umbrellas are placed here

One of the many statues of the Buddha that can be spotted at the Kandy temple.

One of the Budha murals on the wall, depicting Theravada yellow robes and Sinhalese inscriptions.

Towards the exit, a hall decorated with Buddha statues meets the eye. These are sourced from the major Buddhist countries including India.