Showing posts with label Dalada Maligawa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dalada Maligawa. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Dalada Maligawa environs, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The 'Queens bath' bordering the Kandy lake across the road.. 
The promenade bordering the Kandy Lake.
The Queens bath was the building where the female members of the royal household of the Kandyan Kings went for bathing. It housed a library but is now used as a Police Station.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dalada Maligawa, Kandy, Sri Lanka, scenes.

The Audience Hall.
Incense-stick burners.
Smoke from burning incense-sticks.
Entrance and exit stairways.
The average worshipper at the Maligawa does not pause to see these sights. If you linger you will see beauty at every turn.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dalada Maligawa, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Crowd of white-clad devotees outside the Dalada Maligawa, Kandy.
Looking out from the Maligawa
The first picture shows the garden in the former Governors Residence in the distance. Now it is called the President's residence. The second picture was taken from a balcony on the first floor looking towards the Kandy Lake. You can see the Queen's bath now converted to a Police Station.

Friday, May 11, 2012

'Dalada Maligawa', Kandy, Sri Lanka.

A replica of a 'ceremonial oil lamp' made out of coconut leaves ('Gokkola')
The 'Makara Thorana' and the 'Moonstone'

Gold plated pillars

The 'Audience Hall' of  the Kings of Kandy.
The 'Dalada Maligawa' is where the 'Sacred Tooth Relic' of Lord Buddha is enshrined in Kandy, Sri Lanka.. It is a place of veneration and worship to all Buddhists.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Flowers, Dalada Maligawa.

Flowers for sale at the entrance to the 'Dalada Maligawa' - Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Freshly plucked buds of lotuses and water lilies are on display. These are offered at the shrine by devotees who buy them here.