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Monument of Rajah (Former Maligawa Tusker)

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To the North of the Maligawa complex facing Natha Devale is the mausoleum of Rajah, the most devout servant of the Maligawa. Rajah, the Maligawa tusker that carried the relic casket in the annual Esala perahera for 50 years from 1937 to 1987 died in 1988. But the majestic tusker still stands gracefully in still life inside the building with an extended lease of life given by local taxidermists evoking nostalgia to those who have seen it carrying the casket in the perahera. Visit the mausoleum and pay tribute to the dead tusker.

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