Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sacred City of Kandy

This postcard of Kandy felt like candy in my mail box because I wasn't expecting it! :)

Dalada Maligawa
This postcard was sent by Helen

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of KandySri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple. - in: wikipedia

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