Sri DaladaMaligawaor the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy,
Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha.
Since ancient times, the relic has played an important role in local politics because it is believed that
whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan
kings and is a UNESCO world heritage site partly due to the temple.