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The Temple of the Tooth

The Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, sri dalada Maligawa is in the centre of the city, the highest venerated religious place with steeped in cultural heritage attracting the highest respect of the Buddhists as well as the other religions all over the world. The beautiful magnificent temple was built by late king Vimaladharmasooriya 1st in 1592 AD. The two-storied open pillared hall in front constitutes the area where visitors and devotees gather. The lower hall has its central part set apart for the beating of drums and other forms of traditional music performed during ritual service hours. On either side are the Pallemale Vihara constructed by king Kirti Sri Rajasimha and the Octagon (Pattirippuva) built by the last king, Sri Vikrama Rajasingha on one side and the small “stupa” supposed to contain the Bowl Relic of the Buddha on the other. The storied structures to the right and left of the shrine, constitute the residence quarters of the monks engaged during daily service (Tevava), the conference hall, the Library and the Office of the Diyawadana Nilame.

Take a tour of the following locations

  • Temple of the Tooth building complex.
  • The Main Entrance.
  • Moat.
  • ThHandun kunama.
  • The Golden Canopy.
  • Octagon – Pattripuwa.
  • The Temple of the Tooth Museum – New Palace.
  • The Royal Palace.
  • The National Museum of Kandy.
  • International Buddhist Museum – Old Courts.
  • Kandy Lake.
  • Queens Bath.
  • Diyathilaka mandapaya.
  • Live Commentary in English by National Guide
  • Snacks & Mineral Water
  • Entrance fees to sites not mentioned
  • Video and Camera Charges Entrance fee