Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth: Photo 10
The stone columns are characteristically carved to look as though they are chamfered timbers. Up close, the ornamentation on each column is unique. Even this core, by the way, is not particularly old: it was built during the reign of King Kirtisrirajasimha (1747-1782). The tusks at the lower center mark the maharamadula, a room directly under the vedahitina malagawa, the room containing the relic.
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