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Sri Dalada Maligawa at Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sri Dalada Maligawa at Kandy, Sri Lanka #IMG282

The Buddhist Temple at Kandy, Ceylon
Photographer: Joseph Lawton
Medium: Photographic print
Date: 1875

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Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Palace of the Sacred Tooth, in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The view shows part of the 17th century temple with a glimpse of the surrounding. This temple is one of the most sacred places of Buddhist worship in the world and houses a shrine which contains a tooth relic of the Buddha.

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