The Temple of the Tooth Relic, also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, is a world renowned place of worship, where the left Canine tooth of Gautama Buddha is enshrined.
The Temple of the Tooth Relic is one of the most revered sites in Buddhism and is considered to be a major pilgrimage destination for Buddhists around the world. The temple complex consists of several buildings and structures, including the main shrine room, the Royal Palace of Kandy, and a museum. The temple’s main shrine room is where the Tooth Relic is kept and is open to the public for viewing during certain hours of the day. Visitors to the temple are required to dress modestly and remove their shoes before entering the shrine room.
The temple has a rich history, having been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries. The Temple of the Tooth Relic is also known for its annual procession, known as the Esala Perahera, which takes place in the month of August. The procession features a parade of elephants, dancers, drummers, and other performers, and is attended by thousands of pilgrims and tourists.0