Temple of the Tooth Kandy Sri Lanka. symbol of Buddhism

January 16, 2021
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Temple of the Tooth locate in the Central Province in Kandy Sri Lanka. is considered a city that is central to the history of Sri Lanka. According to the past, it is the last Sinhalese Kingdom and the Sri Lankan kings’ previous capital. The city, Kandy, lies at 518m above sea level.

considering the setting is located on a plateau surround by ranges of mountains. The climate here is tropical. It has a significant amount of rainfall during the year.


Kandy is a world heritage site mainly due to the Temple of the Tooth, this is one of the world’s most famous Buddhist temples. this one built to protect the sacrTooth Relic enshrines in Sri Lanka.

According to the legend, the tooth relic preserved in Kalinga and smuggled to the island by Princess Hemamali and her husband, Prince Dantha. They have landed on the island and handed over the tooth relic.


A festival associates with the Temple of the tooth is the Kandy Esala Perahera. also its call the Festival of the Tooth. It occurs in July and August in Kandy. It is a unique symbol in Sri Lanka. This consists of traditional local dances such as fire dances and so on. The festival ends with the traditional diya- kepeema ritual held at the Mahaweli river in Getabe.
At the same time, if you visit Kandy, you can find the city’s heart, the Kandy Lake. an artificial lake built King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1807.

The main intention of making this lake was to beautify the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This lake name “Kiri Muhuda” or “Milky Ocean.” There is various trees plant around the lake, including Sal trees, Mara trees, Nuga trees, and so on. Simultaneously, several bird species can be at the lake, including the white egret crane, wood stork, and pelican.


Furthermore, you can have a visit to the Udawaththa forest. It remains impenetrable for many centuries. The atmosphere around the forest evokes a feeling of mysterious nature. This is the only forest in the world bord a city. So, Kandy is one of the best places to explore the art, history, and beauty of Sri Lanka.

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