Saturday, February 7, 2009

Srilanka, Sacred City of Kandy, UNESCO World Heritage Site



Srilanka 1000 Rupees 2001 VF
Front: The elephant on the front of the note is "Raja". Raja carried the sacred tooth relic of Buddha in the annual Kandy Perehara for over 5o years until he died. There are many stories attached to Raja. Rajia is now stuffed and preserved on display at the Kandy Temple Museum. The man standing with Raja is a Muslim gent from the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka who was Raja's first owner.
Thanks for the Information Mr. Ravindra, Srilanka Lighthouses on stamps

Back: Temple of Tooth (Buddha), Kandy , Peacock

The Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, Sri Lanka
Senkadagalapura (an early name for Kandy)
Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1 comment:

Lighthouses on stamps said...

The elephant on the front of the note is "Raja". Raja carried the sacred tooth relic of Buddha in the annual Kandy Perehara for over 5o years until he died. There are many stories attached to Raja. Rajia is now stuffed and preserved on display at the Kandy Temple Museum. The man standing with Raja is a Muslim gent from the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka who was Raja's first owner.

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