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Title
Octagonal (Sinhala, Patiruppuva)
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
Front view of the octagonal structure at one end of the temple in which is preserved the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. This is, today, the most famous landmark in the city of Kandy and the entire island of Sri Lanka. The two cloud or wave-like walls surround the complex. The main double-arched gateway is at left.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01521
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1639
Subject
Structures
Temples
Time Period
17th, 18th-early 19th century CE
Place
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Daladā Māligāwa)
Kandy
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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