Dalada Maligawa, Temple of the Tooth

The temple of the Tooth in Kandy guards the islands most valuable treasure, one of Buddhas canine teeth. The relic has been moved several times over the centuaries, but now it captivates the followers of an enlightened Buddah in the temple in Knady. Every year in July/ Auguest during the eleven day Perehera of Kandy,… Continue reading Dalada Maligawa, Temple of the Tooth

King Coconut (Thambili)

King coconut is a variety of Coconut native to Sri Lanka where it is known as Thembili  Sweeter than regular coconuts, there are several sub varieties of “Thembili-the most common being the “red dwarf” (kaha thambili, commonly referred to as gon thambili). The other variety is “ran thambili”a smaller variety containing about forty nuts in a bunch.… Continue reading King Coconut (Thambili)