Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy

Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy

Sri DaladaMaligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple which situated in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka with a grate historical value. It is located in the Royal Palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha,

The relic at the Dalada Maligawa is the left Canine Tooth of the Lord Buddha which is one of the remains from the cremated body of the Lord Buddha after the death (Parinirvana).

The Tooth Relic was brought to Sri Lanka by Prince Dantha ( Son of the Kind Udeni) and Princess Hemamala ( Daughter of King Guhasiva) from India. Tooth Relic was hidden and concealed in Princess Hemamali’s hair.

The last King of Sri Lanka , Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe made the Octagonal Building called “Pathirippuwa”and the moat in front of the Palace,