Handunkudama

Handunkudama The Handunkudama is confronted to the devotee proceeding to sitting hall from the lower floor.The structure is decorated with wood carvings. Its walls and ceiling are beautified with paintings.In accordance with customs of Dalada Maligawa, a number of names are used to identifyvarious places of Handunkudama. All these names indicate the bond that existed […]

Queens Bathing Pavilion

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King’s Palace

The King’s Palace On the other side of the Mahawahalkada, towards the left, one finds a bit longer Structure. It isthe palace of Sri Vickrama Rajasinha, the last king of Sir hale. Looking simple at a glance, thepalace possesses all the architectural details of Kandy period. Doors and gates inside thepalace are designed to make […]

Lamp Fence

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Open Museum

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Audience Hall

Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) Magul Maduwa or hall of ceremony gains a prominent place among wooden structures in theKandyan period. According to historical sources, the structure was built by Rajadhi Rajasinha(1783 A. D).More Wooden pillars have been added during later renovations. The king met withhis visitors here and, the venue also hosted the signing of […]

Pirith Kotuwa

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Sitting Palace

Sitting Palace The shrine where the sacred tooth relic sits, is also called Gandha-Kuti or Room of perfume.The sacred relic rests in the 7th of seven golden caskets. Red curtained and simple, theGandha-kuti is armored with a bullet proof glass. On either side of the casket carrying thesacred tooth relic stand the Perehera casket and […]

Ambarawa (Tunnel)

Ambarawa (Tunnel) The entrance from stone-made dragon-arch leads to Ambarawa, a tunnel shaped hallway.Ambarawa is 29 ft and 8 inches in length and 8 ft in width. Inside the hall is a painting of 8 menin traditional Kandyan costume making their way to pay homage to the sacred tooth relic. Theroof of the Ambarawa is […]

The Dragon Arch

The Dragon Arch Upon entering from the Mahawahalkada, the visitor is expected to access the Maligawa througha Dragon-arch, made of stone. On either side are statues of door keepers. The Head of statueof the dragon is beautified with a creeper decoration. The door frame 12.5 ft in height and 15.5 ftin width has also been […]