Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sri Lanka - Part 13 - Kandy

Today we visited four temples -- three small ones mostly in the countryside and one large one in the heart of Kandy.

Gangarama Temple

This small temple near our hotel has some "hell" pictures and other interesting artwork.

A demon eating an elephant.
Women in the flames of hell.
A beautiful wooden screen on the meeting hall.

Embekka Divale

This is a Hindu temple notable for the intricate carvings on the wooden pillars of the "drummers' hall".

Gadaladeniya Temple

This temple near Peradeniya is built on top of a granite outcrop.

Lotus pool and unusual roofed stupa.

Temple of the Tooth Relic

This major temple in the center of Kandy supposedly has one of the Buddha's teeth as a relic.

Drummer (one of three) during the evening showing of the golden casket that contains the tooth.

A double-reed instrument accompanies the drums.

Other stuff

After lunch, I tried on two saris.

A sari draped in the usual Indian way.
Sri Lankan women usually wear saris in a very distinctive drape that is much more complicated.
And finally, two interesting signs of the day.

What more can I say?

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