Nadungamuwa Raja at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Nadungamuwa Raja at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

Nadungamuwa Raja
Alternative name:Nedungamuwe Raja
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 65 years old (approximate age)
Dentition:tusker
Management:Free contact
Location:Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
ArrivedKandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth
from Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur
Born:~1953 wild India
Document updated2018-05-16: new record
Ven. Piliyandala Hamuduruwo, a reputed indigenous physician was able to cure an eye disease of a relative of a Maharajah of Mysore. The Maharajah was overjoyed and presented two elephant calves to this monk.


Sources, among others

  • http://www.dailymirror.lk/114073/Gangaramaya-Tuskers-were-privileged-to-have-carried-the-Dalada-Sacred-Casket
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadungamuwa_Raja

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