The Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) constitutes the premier Buddhist Institution of Sri Lanka and remains the cynosure of the world Buddhist and is a great tourist attraction. It is the highest venerated religious center with a very long cultural heritage. And recognition of the sacred temple it has been declared Kandy as a World Heritage City by UNESCO.
Sri Dalada Maligawa
Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic).)
Kandy (Ancient Senkadagala) is the last capital of the Sinhala Monarchy the History of which goes back to at least five centuries before the beginning of the Common Era. The city is surrounded by a ring of mountain ranges and Sri Lanka’s largest river Mahaweli Ganga.Kandy enjoys a salubrious climate and still breathes the ancient lifestyle of the people.
Today, Kandy is a city of many attractions. Its natural beauty with misty mountains, verdant slopes, landscapes with urban rain forests consorted by a congenial climate with temperatures ranging from 20-25C around the year.
The heritage of Kandy, Architecture, Sculpture, painting, Dance and Music, all such cultural traditions are endemic to Sri Lanka.Kandy remains the home for all denominations of major world religions. Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and there subdivisions. Buddhism plays a significant role in Kandy with the two main Monastic orders, Malwatte and Asgiriya fraternities together with numerous temples of the Country attached to them.
The Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic constitutes the premier Buddhist Institution of Sri Lanka and remains the cynosure of the world Buddhist and is a great tourist attraction. It is the highest venerated religious center with a very long cultural heritage. And recognition of the sacred temple it has been declared Kandy as a World Heritage City by UNESCO.
The annual pageant (Esala Perahera) constitutes the greatest religious festival of Sri Lanka which attract thousands of pilgrims as well as tourists from all over the world. The web site on the Sri Dalada maligawa attempts to introduce all its aspects of history, rituals, cultural and other social activities
The newly appointed President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Hon.Maithreepala Sirisena visited the Historical Temple of the Tooth Relic Today (11.01.2015).
This has been organized as a Royal Ceremony, And the newly appointed Prime Minister Hon.Ranil Wickramasinghe and Former President of Sri Lanka Mrs.Chandhrika Kumaratunge and a group of National Leaders took part in this event.
According to the Royal Tradition and Customs the newly appointed President was welcomed by Hon.Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela and a group of ‘Basnayake Nilame’s’ of the ‘For Devalaya’s
After that the President and the Prime Minister worshiped the Sacred tooth relic and signed in the Royal Memorial Book and left towards the ‘Mahavihara’s’ of both Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters .
A large number of people were present by the Premises of Sri Dalada Maligawa to witness this Historical Event.