24 Feb. 2011

Candles in Kandy

This week's theme at Shutterday is Candle. I recently returned from an incredible journey around Sri Lanka (read more on my diary blog, dubai-ified) and while there, went to the centre of Buddhism, Kandy's Temple of the Tooth. There I found many beautiful things, including these candles. The lighting of these signifies the human's knowledge that this life is temporary, and like the flame, eventually it will be extinguished. But when it burns, how beautiful it can be!