Monday, March 9, 2009

Ceylon, Temple of the Tooth, Kandy-UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ceylon 10 Rupees 1982 UNC
Front: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Back: Dagoba, Raja Maha Vihare , Kelaniya

UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The Sri Dalada Maligawa or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a temple in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It was built within the royal palace complex which houses a relic of Buddha, a tooth, which is venerated by Buddhists. Monks of the two chapters of Malwatte and Asgiriya conduct daily ritual worship in the inner chamber of the temple, in annual rotation. They conduct these services three times a day: at dawn, at noon and in the evening.
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