Sri Muthumariamman Temple, Matale

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  • What is striking is the colourful "gopuram" 55 metres high, adorned by the most revered Hindu God statues, from 1008 to the most humble. A real frenzy of shapes and colors!
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  • Matale turns out to be full of surprises. Not only you can find the the rock cut temple with its intriguing Aluvihara frescoes but also the Sri Muthumariamman temple complex. You can imagine yourself in the South of India at the sight of this colorful temple. Bit strange hours of operation. You can only twice a day and it is not entirely clear on what times. We could not enter.
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  • such bright and colourful facade covered with amazing painted carvings. This Hindu temple is the biggest one in Sri Lanka.It costs about 250 Rs if you want to go inside.  more »
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  • Beautiful, colourful Hindu worshipping building. It costs a small amount to get in and a little bit more to the man who guards your shoes for you (sure, you can not pay him but it's not really an issue). Hindu temples never cease to impress me. They always have such colour and great design. Top that off with some really cool carvings of various gods of all forms and you can't go wrong.
  • Very Beautiful Hindu Temple With Over Thousand Statues. Inside Very Valuable Shrines Of Many Deities & Gods.
  • Improves beauty of Mathale town. It is open for any religion.
  • The land was originally part of a paddy field and was gifted by the owner in 1852. The current temple was built in 1874, funded by the Nattukkottai Chettiar.[4] This temple is used by both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple was originally a small statue under a tree prayed to by the Hindu people but has been developed by the people in Matale.[5] The temple was severely damaged during the anti-Tamil riots in July 1983 but has been subsequently restored. One of the most visually dominant features of this temple is it's 55 m (180 ft) high Gopuram ('Raja Koburum'), a large decorated tower located above the main northern gateway ('Vadakku Veli Veedi') to the temple. The Raja Koburum is one of the largest Gopurams in Sri Lanka. The 1008 statues of Hindu deities are the work of South Indian sculptor, Nagalingam and his son Ramanathan, with the help of about 100 designers, painters and architects from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. The Raja Koburum was completed in 2007 at the cost of approximately Rs 150M
  • Beautiful Hindu kovil in Matale. They have a function called Ther once every year. The town gets packed with people.
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