A must see in Kandy, you can get a real feel for local traditions here. The temple is a multifaceted complex including a 700 hundred year old building. The main chamber of the... read more
Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the...
Sri Dalada Maligawa (Sinhala: ශ්රී දළදා මාළිගාව) or The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sinhalese kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.
The temple which houses the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is one of the holiest shrines in the entire Buddhist world.