Natha DevalesCurrently Open
- Address: Temple Square 20000, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 9481-2222608
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple
Natha Devales - Review
The oldest building in Kandy, Natha Devale dates back o the 14th century. This is a double shrine and is a place of pious importance to the locals. The alluring porch pinnacle, the jakatas, beautiful room drums and the pavilions with reclining Buddha make this place worth visiting.
This bustling temple is a mark of unification of two religions Buddhism and Hinduism. The Hindu God Vishnu has his own shrine n the temple as he was considered to be the protector of Buddhism.
It is considered to be the structure prior even to the historical tooth relic’s entrance in the country.
The annual Natha Devale procession is of immense importance and is worth watching.
Natha Devales Information
- It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
- It is best to be full clad while visiting the shrine.
- Remove your footwear before entering but it is advisable to wear the socks so as to avoid your feet from burning.
How To reach Natha Devales by Public Transport
- You can hire a three-wheeler which is called a tuk-tuk. Walking is also recommended as all the attractions are close to each other.
Restaurants Near Natha Devales
- Flower Song Restaurant
- The Bake House
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Things to Know Before Visiting Natha Devales
95% of people who visit Kandy include Natha Devales in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
24.41% of people start their Natha Devales visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Natha Devales
50.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Natha Devales
People normally club together Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa and Udawattakelle Sanctury while planning their visit to Natha Devales.
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Natha Devales, Kandy Reviews
Beautiful place with painting, statues,monument performing hindu rites and rituals
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Natha devalaya is one of the four temples located adjoining the infamous and most respected "temple of tooth" of lord Buddha. This temple is situated in a spacious and tranquil land with a bodhi tree. A person visiting the temple of tooth should not miss to visit this tranquil temple which is located so close to the Dalada maligawa. This temple is said to be the oldest of the 4 Devales connected to the main royal palace and temple complex. As the main one has a lot of visitors and tourists, it is worth visiting the Devales which are a bit quieter and more tranquil if you would like to stop and take some time just to take in the whole place. It isn't far at all, so worth going to on your way in/out.
The Nàtha Devàla is located on the terrace, in front of the Palace complex of Kandy. It is said to have been in existence even before the Tooth Relic was brought to Kandy.The oldest extant structure in Kandy, it is said to have been built by King Vikramabahu III in the 14th century. The history of the worship of God Natha is not clear. The name 'Natha' literally means ‘no form’ and ‘no shape’, and is therefore generally associated with Lord Maitreya, the next Buddha. (Source: Wikipedia)
Natha dewalaya is one of the hathara dewal in kandy.