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Dalada Maluwa

This is an elevated area which many Buddhist buildings are situated. Namely they are

    1. Hetadage of Nissanga Malla (1187-1196)
    2. Atadage of King Vijayabahu I (1070-1110)
    3. Vatadage (The Stupa-house)
    4. Image of Boddhisathwa
    5. Thuparama
    6. Oth-pilimaya
    7. Galpotha (Stone book)
    8. Sathmahal Pasada (Seven storied building)
    9. Nissanka Latha Mandapaya

The Entrance to the Dalada Maluwa is through stone steps. Left to these steps is a stone slab with 3 carved figures, A man pointing towards the Dalada Maluwa, a crow and a dog. This is said to inform the people who come to worship the tooth relic that anybody who acts disrespectfully in the sacred area will be reborn as crows and dogs.


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February 7, 2007