Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or Sri Dalada Maligawa, is a Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

An architectural and historic marvel

Sri Dalada Maligawa, or Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, is a Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the old Kingdom of Kandy's royal palace complex, which also houses the relic of the Buddha's tooth. The temple, which is adored by Buddhists all around the world, is also significant in terms of culture. The building is designed in a distinctive Kandyan architectural style, using components from the "Dalada Mandira" shrines that historically housed the Sacred Tooth Relic in several kingdoms.

Kandy Esala Perahera

Dalada Perahera, famously known as the Kandy Esala Perahera, held in the month of Esala (July) annually, is considered as the epitome of the country's Buddhist celebrations and is blessed with divinity. It is truly a captivating experience full of rich tradition and vibrant with colour.

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