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Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Sometimes called the temple of 1,000 pillars, the medieval Huindu temple of Koneswaram Temple, dedicated to Shiva, sits on a rocky cape. Although destroyed and rebuilt throughout its history, this 17th-century structure still stands as an example of classic Dravidian architecture. Numerous hymns and pieces of literature mention the temple for both its traditions and its large quantities of gold, pearls, jewels, and silk. Today, you can observe artifacts saved from the ruins that now feature in the current temple, which was rebuilt in 1963. Be sure to admire the sights, including a sweeping view of the sea. If you arrive early, you can catch a fantastic view of the sunrise. Use our Trincomalee itinerary builder to add Koneswaram Temple and other attractions to your Trincomalee vacation plans.
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  • A real must see when in trinco. The views from the temple are fantastic and well worth the effort. The temple is in an army fort so would recommend a tuk tuk or van to take you in. 
  • Pretty awesome temple. Nothing is in English though... No shoes and must cover up! Although there isn't anything to read, it's still a wicked temple and calms you when you enter. 
  • Very nice Hindu temple, his position is even more so. Located overlooking the sea and from above you can see the whole Bay of trincomalee. Well worth a visit.
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  • One of the most historical temple of Sri Lanka. The temple have vast history and it's passed many era with several stage of reconstructions. Some historical stories stated that an old temple is still there at the deep of the sea. A silent and relax place for worship..!
  • It is also here that Lanka’s longest and largest river, the Mahaveli, which springs from the central hills enters the sea at Mutur south of Circular Bay. King Panduvasdeva (5th Century BC) had founded the imposing temple on the rock of Trincomalee (now known as Swami rock). In ancient times Trincomalee was known as Gokanna. One of the Beautiful Places You Must Visit Before You Die!
  • One of the famous historical Sivan temple in Sri Lanka. Mythical King Ravana worshipped the Sivan at this temple. Visited this temple on 27 December 2015. This place is full of devotees and tourists on that day. The pathway to temple resembled a commercial enterprise. The temple trustee should ban small businesses here to make this as a place of worship.
  • One of the most enchanting Hindu Kovils in Sri Lanka.The architecture is magnificent. Even non- Hindus' can worship. In festive seasons, the Kovil gets decorated in a mesmerizing manner.
  • Koneswaram temple is an Hindu temple full of fun and the main god is shivan(perumal)
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