vendredi 15 août 2014

Sri Lanka Holidays and Buddha's tooth


We are starting the month of August in the city of Kandy (Sri Lanka) are about to celebrate their biggest holiday des medieval times to honor Buddha.
Mainly the party is to decorate the elephants with fine clothes.
It is believed that the festival is a fusion between two processions. The oldest, the Esala Perahera dates back to the 3rd century BC in order to ask the rain gods. Instead, the Dalada Perahera started from the Tooth Relic (left canine Buddha 2.5 cm) was carried by princes Hemamala Srilanka Dantha.
It is considered that Modern Perahera began when the King of Kandy decreed take the relic (Buddha's tooth) the procession to the whole town could contemplate.
Everything rests in the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha located in the city of Kandy, 116 km from Colombo. The temple is open from 6 am to 9 pm and the basic entry is 200 rupees. You should go barefoot and long pants. Remember that when you make photographs you can never turn your back to the Buddha ;)
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