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Title
Golden casket of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
2003
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
The Sacred Tooth Relic is encased in seven golden caskets. The golden casket of the Sacred Tooth Relic is in the shape of a stupa. A replica placed on the back of a specially trained elephant is used in the annual procession in Kandy of caparisoned elephants, dancers and musicians, among others, during the festivities in July/August to honor the Sacred Tooth Relic, which does not leave the premises of the Temple. The main pageant, the Kandy Perahära, lasts eleven days through the streets of the city but is joined by others, which are much longer in duration, originating at four Hindu temples in the city.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01534
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1628
Subject
Relics
Time Period
Unknown
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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