Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Temple of The Tooth
Dalada Maaligawa (Temple of the Tooth) occupies a unique position in the life of people of Sri Lanka. It is situated in city of Kandy. The city of Kandy lies at an altitude of 1629 Ft. above sea level in the centre of the Sri Lanka and 129 Km away from Colombo. It was the capital of last generation of Sri Lanka’s Kings until it fell in to the hands of British in 1815.

The city was born in the 14th century and became the capital of the Kandyan kingdom in the 16th century. For Buddhists, Kandy is the sacred city. The focal point is the Dalada Maligawa also known as the temple of the tooth, where the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined. There are many shrines and temples in and around Kandy, where you will see rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings. Kandy is also famous for Esala Perahera. Kandy Perahera starts in July/August in every year.

Some of Paintings and Arts which can be see in the Temple of the Tooth

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