Temple of Tooth also known as Dalda Maligawa is located in the city of Kandy. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites and houses the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha. The tooth was said to be taken from the flames of Buddha's funeral pyre in 543 BC and was smuggled into Sri Lanka during the 4th century AD, hidden in the hair of princess.
The temple took nearly 100 years to construct. The construction was
started in 1687 and finished in 1782. It is an imposing pink-painted
structure, surrounded by a deep moat. . Daily rituals are performed three
times a day-at 4.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m and 6.30 p.m. respectively. Person
wearing shorts is not allowed to enter in this temple and shoes must be
removed before entering.
Temple of Tooth houses the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha.
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