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This is the official website of Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy. A UNESCO World Heritage.

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This is the official website of Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy. A UNESCO World Heritage.

A Brief History of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a world-renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined. The temple which is venerated by thousands of local & foreign devotees and tourists daily was named as a world heritage by  UNESCO  in 1988.

The temple which carries a lot of value to Buddhists all over the world also has immense cultural value. The architecture is of unique Kandyan architectural style with a combination of the unique style used to build “Dalada Mandira” the shrines which housed the Sacred Tooth Relic previously in other kingdoms.

The temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is built in the city of Kandy near the ancient Royal Palace which is situated to the North of the temple and the forest reserve called “Udawaththa Kelaya” to the East. The famous Kandy Lake also known as “Kiri Muhuda” to the South and “Natha & Paththini Devala” on the West. The temple is adorned with intricate carvings using gold, silver, bronze, and ivory.  Read more…

tourist Guidance video

Most Venerable
Tibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Mahanayake Thero
Malwatta Chapter

Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero Asgiriya Chapter

Most Venerable
Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana
Mahanayake Thero
Asgiriya Chapter

Pradeep Nilanga Dela
Chief Custodian
Sri Dalada Maligawa

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Most popular temple in Kandy to visit
David
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This is the one of the place one must visit. Amazing architect and beautiful built Buddhist temple. It is huge and many sections in the temple. I had a great experience.
Holidaymad
A must do in Kandy
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Our driver/guide took us to the 6:30pm pooja ceremony which was the perfect timing as it was very atmospheric, with the light fading and the temple coming alive with the ceremony.
Highly recommended to visit
Tim Lawson
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Fascinating place to visit, this UNESCO World Heritage site contains a lot of religious artefacts and sacred places. Highly recommended to visit when you are in Kandy. Note that you have to go through airport style security to get into the site.
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