Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
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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.
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Jayani Ruston
Colombo, Sri Lanka217 contributions
First time with the kids!
Mar 2021
It was absolutely a blessing to be able to visit there and everything was well organized and very clean!
Written 12 March 2021
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Kekin2011
Mumbai, India302 contributions
Sacred place, well maintained, peaceful
Feb 2020
This place brings sanctity to Kandy. It is called Dalada Maligawa in the local language. The temple is golden-roofed. Locals and tourists visit the temple for prayers with flowers and incense throughout the day. The temple keeps the tooth relic of the Buddha in its main shrine. The premises also houses several shrines, museums, and temples. Museums include the International Buddhist Museum, Dalada Museum, Raja Tusker Museum, and Royal Palace Archaeological Museum

The temple is open for tourists from 5: 30 AM to 8:00 PM. Pujas happen at three different timings – 5:30 AM to 6:45 AM, 9:30 AM to 11:45 AM, and 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. It's advised to dress conservatively and wear outfits that cover your shoulders and legs.
Written 31 January 2021
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exploreslk
Colombo, Sri Lanka644 contributions
Extremely Peaceful Place
Jul 2020
This is where a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha rests. It is like the heart of Sri Lankan Buddhists. However, you can admire the ancient history, culture and ancient architecture, even if you are not a Buddhist. That is why it has become a famous tourist attraction for foreign travellers.

Highy recommended place to visit in Kandy. And it is recommended to park your vehicles somewhere else in poya days and long weekends, since its own carpark is always full on such days.

Another important thing is, you will not be allowed to enter the temple with shorts, short skirts and skinners.
Written 31 January 2021
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Loshan Ranjeewa
Mirigama, Sri Lanka38 contributions
Most Important Place in Kandy..
Jan 2021 • Couples
This is most important very religious site for Buddhist people.

And when you go visiting make sure to wear proper clothing to cover yourself to avoid unnecessary hassle during the visit. And even it might be considered as the disrespect to such religious place.
Written 13 January 2021
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Adorjan
Vienna Region, Austria2 contributions
Honest
Nov 2020
Whole team working honest and soul hearted may your company increase in wealth .you make it more better with your services
Written 4 January 2021
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Nooshin M
Yazd, Iran14 contributions
Be careful what u wear
Nov 2020 • Friends
Be careful what u r wearing! Don’t wear shorts, short skirt, Top , if u do , you will lose the visiting of this beautiful temple.
Written 22 November 2020
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Lahiru Abeywickrama
Horana, Sri Lanka223 contributions
One of main religious place in Sri Lanka
Sep 2020 • Couples
This place is special for Buddhists. Reason is there is store and worshipping load Buddha’s tooth.

And this palace is former place of king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. And now it’s use for place of load Buddha’s tooth relic.

Other hand there is museum in the palace land and so many buildings used by kings and there families.

We can worship and see what there have. But we have to remember that place is religious place.
Written 14 September 2020
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Malki S
Bentota, Sri Lanka58 contributions
As always found peace
Aug 2020 • Family
Visited after 7 months. Whatever the situation I’m in always found peace whenever I visited here. Favorite place in SL forever.
Written 9 September 2020
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Kasun Bandara Ekanayake
Mawanella, Sri Lanka77 contributions
Pride of Kandy
Dec 2019
Temple of Tooth is the pinnacle of the Buddhist culture of Sri Lanka, which houses the tooth relic from Lord Buddha. This site has a number of historical and cultural interests, including temples, museums and all. Parking can be found in nearby roads or at Kandy City Center. Travellers are advised to wear decent clothes before entering the premises.
Written 7 September 2020
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TravelerRanitha
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka466 contributions
Pride of Sri Lanka
Sep 2020 • Family
Most worshiped place in all of Sri lanka. If your visiting kandy this is a must.. Vehicle parking is bit of an issue, best place to park vehicle is the kandy city centre car park.
Written 1 September 2020
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