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A significant historical monument of Sri Lanka, here stands the ruins of the “Atadage”, which housed the tooth relic of Buddha back in the day, and was constructed by an ancient ruler of Sri Lanka, King Vijayabahu. The word ‘Ata’ refers to eight, which could relate to the fact that this monument once housed eight relics including the main tooth relic.
Erected on 54 stone pillars, the photographer aims to portray the majesty of a monument that hails from an ancient era. The tooth relic was said to have been placed on the second floor, while a granite staircase once replaced the faintly visible ruined steps, to grant access to the tooth relic.