Raja was a tusker. He was in the Temple of the Tooth Relic Sri Lanka and served the temple to carry the Sacred Tooth Relic Casket. Raja served the temple for more than half century before he passed away. His body is preserved and the Raja Museum is dedicated for him for his service as the great tusker for the Temple of the Tooth Relic.
His dead skin and tusks are preserved and prepared to look like the real elephant/tusker and placed in Raja Museum.
Raja Museum is located behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic in a small building. Most of the people who visit the temple visit this museum in order to see Raja and to pay honor for his service to the Temple.
We visited this museum during our recent Kandy road trip and found most of the interesting details of the Tusker.
His photos and other stuffs he used are placed there and it is worth to pay a visit.
Read the story/history of Raja in wikipedia.
Location: Behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic adjacent to the Royal Palace.
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I enjoyed that it was interesting 🙂
Looks like a cool place 🙂 Would love to visit!
Beautiful tribute to Raja and an interesting museum.
What a wonderful museum and tribute!!
Great to see such a tribute to Raja in a museum.
that’s very sweet of them to honour him in a museum!
It’s elephantnormous. I love it!
Looks like an amazing place =)
What a great way to honor Raja and at the same time let it be a point of interest and learning experience to others.
I love museumes period. I thank you for sharing your adventures with us! #productreviewparty on 🙂
Museums are always a great place to visit…Thanks for the comment.
I love museums, historical stuff! A wonderful tribute to Raja! ProductReviewParty #111
yes,this is a wonderful tribute to Raja tusker of Sri Lanka..
Cool museum Amila! #ProductReviewParty
yes,it is.Thanks for stopping by.
Looks like a terrific place. I would love to visit there.
yes,it is a great place..