Temple of the Tooth - Kandy | Sri Lanka | Travel | Destinations

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'Dalada Maligawa', situated in Kandy is the resting place of the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. Kandy is recognized as the most sacred city in Sri Lanka. Thousands upon thousands of devotees flock to the temple to venerate the tooth relic. It has now become one of the greatest tourist attractions of the island. The relic is displayed to the general public only on a special occasion-the famous pageantry called the Kandy Perahara, when the casket of the tooth relic is carried around the city of Kandy by a colourfully decorated majestic elephant. This is organized by the temple annually.