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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 ...

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Howard Sargeant

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

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...Kandy A city in Sri Lanka. The second-largest city after the capital, Colombo, it sits on a plateau in an area dominated by tea plantations. Notable buildings include the Lankatilaka Temple and the Royal Palace of Kandy, which contains the Temple of the Tooth, a sacred shrine of Buddhism and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Population ( 2011 ) 125,400. Howard...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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...Kandy ( Mahnuwara ) , Sri Lanka ( Candy ) Capital of a Sinhalese kingdom with the same name, it fell to the British in 1815 . The city, perched at a height of 1 600 feet (488 m), derives its name from the Sinhalese kandha ‘mountain’. The Sinhalese name means ‘Great City’....

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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 believed to belong to the Buddha . Every August in the Perahera festival the relic is carried on the back of an elephant around the city in a torchlight...

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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 Dutch before being captured by the British in 1815 . The city is a market centre for a region producing tea, rice, rubber and cacao. The chief industry is tourism. Pop. ( 2001 )...

Kandy Perahera

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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... Perahera . In the picturesque hills of the Central Province of Sri Lanka lies Kandy, the last capital of the kings. Here, an annual national festival of great magnitude and magnificence, the Kandy Perahera, combines religious, cultural, and historical aspects. It is also known as the Dalada Maligawa Perahera; perahera signifies “a procession,” and Dalada Maligawa means “Temple of the Sacred Tooth.” The history of this festival dates back to the fourth century ce , when King Kithsiri Megawanna received from India the Sacred Tooth, a relic of Buddha,...

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

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... 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...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • baddy , caddie, caddy, daddy, faddy, kabaddi, laddie, paddy • alcalde , Chaldee, Fittipaldi, Vivaldi • Andy , bandy, brandy, candy, dandy, Gandhi, glissandi, handy, jim-dandy, Kandy, Mandy, modus operandi, Nandi, randy, Río Grande, sandhi, sandy, sforzandi, shandy • cadi , cardy, Guardi, Hardie, hardy, jihadi, lardy, Mahdi, mardy, Saadi, samadhi, tardy, Yardie • foolhardy • autostrade • already , Eddie, eddy, Freddie, heady, neddy, oven-ready, ready, reddy, steady, teddy, thready • bendy , effendi, Gassendi, modus vivendi, trendy, Wendy • ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Kandy

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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 Tooth).
Kandy Perahera

Kandy Perahera  

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In the picturesque hills of the Central Province of Sri Lanka lies Kandy, the last capital of the kings. Here, an annual national festival of great magnitude and magnificence, the ...
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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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...-Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby, The . The dazzling debut ( 1965 ) by the US journalist Tom Wolfe ( b.1931 ). The book is a collection of essays in which the author introduced the United States to the 1960s – to the Twist , The Beatles , Bouffant Hairdos, Kar Kustomizers and much more. The provocative title caught the zeitgeist by combining the hip and cool with crass...

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.
Company Caine

Company Caine  

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Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1970, this psychedelic/blues group centred around lyricist and vocalist Gulliver Smith (b. Kevin Smith) who had previously worked with such outfits as Dr Kandy’s ...
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

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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 ...
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Hearing this played live in 1967 must have been quite an experience. Nobody was doing material like this, quite like this; although there were a quite a few purple kandy ...

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