Dalada Maluwa

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An amazing raised-up area built in the 11th and 12th centuries under the reigns of King Vijayabahu I, Parakramabahu I and Nishanka Malla. Many important ancient monuments protecting the sacred tooth relic were built in this area.

When you reach the steps of the Dalada Maluwa, take notice of a stone slab with carvings of a Buddhist monk, a crow and a dog. It believed that this is to inform that whoever acts disrespectfully in the area will be born as either a dog or a crow in their next births. 

The area is a complex of amazing ancient buildings. 

  • Hetadage
  • Vatadage
  • Thuparama
  • Atadage 
  • Galpotha
  • Sathmahal Prasada 
  • Nissanka Latha Mandapaya