Temple of the tooth
Temple of the sacred Tooth
The famous Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy is the most venerated place of worship for Buddhists throughout the world. Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) is believed to house the left upper canine tooth of the Lord Buddha himself. This precious relic attracts white-clad pilgrims, bearing lotus blossoms and frangipani, every day.
According to Buddhists, Lord Buddha’s canine teeth were preserved from the ashes and are respected as the most holy relics of the religion. While touring the complex, one should note the brilliant architectural effort put towards making it a work of art.
In addition to the main shrine, the complex includes many other temples and museums. Beautiful shrines of Buddha are made from marble, along with painted murals reciting the story of Buddhism.
Within the temple complex but outside the main temple, there is a World Buddhism Museum, located inside the buildings that were once the former High Court. In this museum you will see a lot of photographs, models and exhibits showing the spread of Buddhism across the world.
Located just north of the Kandy Lake,(115.4Km Away from Colombo) the golden-roofed Temple is hard to miss, even from miles away.
Entrance ticket 1500Rs (foreigners), shoes deposit 100Rs (foreigners), recommend to wear slippers and just keep them in plastic bag in your daypack.
The ticket vending system automated and very easy to operate.
Bottoms that cover knees are allowed, for woman try to ware long sleeved blouses. not allowed to go with dresses like skeins. Try to avoid warring very short skirts and dresses as you will be giving an unwanted attraction for others.For men cotton trousers and shorts, T-shirts and shirts will be ideal. Also, covers for legs are available at the entry for rental 200 rupees.