Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka


Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth




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Place Kandy
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Veterinarians: Ashoka Dangolla (veterinarian)

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Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, in Kandy, Sri Lanka .

Living elephants

At the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth lives 10 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Abhaya born 2010
  2. Gagana born 2011-03-05
  3. Indi Raja born 1980
  4. Jana Raja
  5. Kaveri Raja
  6. Raju born 2006
  7. Senarath born 2004-09-13
  8. Sindhu born 2006
  9. Sinha Raja
  10. Thai Raja

Comments / pictures

2022-04-01: Pradeep Miyanapalawa is attached to the administrative wing of the Perahera office. His grandfather and father were respected native physicians who treated elephants decades ago. Pradeep outlined the role and task of the “ath panthiya”. He said, “At present, we have nine tuskers and three bull elephants. The chief Tusker who represents this Sacred Temple is Indi Raja who is 45-years-old. The tuskers are Sinha Raja, Thai Raja, Jana Raja, Migara, Kaveri Raja, Myan Raja, Buruma Raja and Pulasthi Raja. The other elephants are Kandula, Nalaka and Kadhira. Our chief Tusker Indi Raja was donated to the Dalada Maligawa in 1989 aged seven years. He was assigned for Perahera duty when he reached 18 years of age”. Indi Raja was donated by the late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

All the tuskers serving the Dalada Maligawa receive the professional inspection of Professor Dangolla and his prudent team attached to the Peradeniya Veterinary Science Faculty.

References for records about Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1348. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth on elephant-news.com

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