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Dalada Maligawa

Dalada Maligawa  

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Kandy's ‘Temple of the Tooth’ housing Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relict: the tooth relic. The building of the temple was initiated in 1592 and the present building, an imposing pink-painted ...
Esala Perahera

Esala Perahera  

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Sinhalese term meaning the ‘procession of the full moon of Esala’ and being the Sri Lankan version of the Āsāḷha Pūjā. The procession takes place in the course of a festival held in July or August in ...
Kandy

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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2004
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Former capital of Sri Lanka from 1592 to 1815 and site of the Temple of the Tooth housing a tooth

Kandy

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World Encyclopedia

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City in Sri Lanka. Former capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon, it was occupied by the Portuguese and the

Kandy

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a city in Sri Lanka, which was the capital (1480–1815) of the former independent kingdom of Kandy and contains one of the most sacred Buddhist shrines, the Dalada Maligava (Temple of the ... More
perahera

perahera  

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Sinhalese term meaning ‘parade’ or ‘procession’. The best known perahera is the Esala Perahera held in Kandy at the time of the full moon of the months of July/August. See also Duruthu perahera.
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka  

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Sri Lanka's 20-year-old civil war has ended, but many of the underlying problems remainOne-sixth of Sri Lanka consists of the Central Highlands in the south-centre. From these highlands a series of ...
tooth relic

tooth relic  

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Sacred relic of Gautama Buddha preserved in Kandy.Sri Lanka. According to legend it was brought to the island in the 4th century ce hidden in the hair of a princess. At first it was preserved in ...

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