Grin and Diana

Our travels around the world

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple\_of\_the\_Tooth

Arrived during puja (prayer time) to hear chanting and be swept amid a large mass of people through the central area where theoretically the Buddha’s tooth is housed in a series of 6 gold dagoba caskets.

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