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DAILY PHOTO: Temple of the Tooth Tower

Taken on May 23, 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Taken on May 23, 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka

I’m back from Sri Lanka, with lots of photos and experiences. Above is a picture taken at the Temple of the Tooth, a.k.a. Sri Dalada Maligawa. This temple is an important site for many Buddhists as it houses a relic in the form of one of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha’s teeth.

Inside the temple on the ground floor.

Inside the temple on the ground floor.


2 Comments

  1. Mike Evans says:

    Welcome back. I find myself wondering what Siddhartha Gautama Buddha would have had to say about the building of such a place to house one of his teeth.

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    • B Gourley says:

      My guess would be something like, “Did you not listen to a word I’ve said. You’ve missed the point entirely.” But that’s just me. But I’m sure it wouldn’t be nearly as harsh a rebuke as to the people at a Bangkok temple (Erawan, I believe) a few years back who beat a clinically insane man to death because he vandalized one of the sculptures. That’s missing the point on a truly colossal scale.

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