Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, Colombo

Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil
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Dianne C
Redmond, WA53 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a gorgeous Buddhist temple with amazing art work. Take your time and allow at least an hour for the visit. Be sure to also allow time to study the art work in the museum.
Written August 31, 2020
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Faith G
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
I've been to this temple for several times. This place can be recommended to whoever wants to meditate in the power of Gods/Goddesses. Being a Buddhist I've been meditating for nearly 5 yrs now.. And for me this plc is ideal for Metta meditation because when I'm present in this sacred plc the only thought comes to my mind is "bless you all (even the ones who have done wrong to me)"... Planning to visit this plc often and spend few hours in meditation..
Written July 8, 2021
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Nothernstar85
Singapore, Singapore75 contributions
Visiting this temple is a must for a Hindu if you are in Colombo.... all the details about who built the temple and their history can be found on the following web site if anyone is interested.
Written February 21, 2014
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sivaortho
Salem, India204 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
Went for morning darshan. beautiful temple full of stone carvings like our ancient south indian temples though this is built in recent times
the significat difference i noticed was there was small headed not lion but may be cheetah on the pillars which differ from from tradtionl lion.
the non hindu peopeln better not to make cheap comments on reviews as it is a divine place. u people dont think this is merely a tourist place .u peopel dont know the real value
Written August 11, 2015
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ChithraV_13
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Feb 2013 • Family
Whenever the thought of going to the temple comes to my mind, this is the one place which I often think of. It is a very ancient temple made out of rock, it has a very peaceful and serene environment. The new trustee has taken every effort to keep it clean and tidy, which is very commendable. Unlike most other kovils, the lighting of camphor is not allowed in here, for the obvious reason that it accumulates soot. The kovil is crowded on auspicious days, but calm and peaceful on other days. With ample parking available, i think this is a good temple to take guests, in the need arises.
Written February 22, 2013
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Vishnu Pendyala
San Jose, CA1,018 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
The grandeur and the architecture endorse the devotion inside. The temple atmosphere reinforces ancient traditions and values and brings about peace and happiness within. Must-see in Colombo. This place was not included in our packaged itinerary, so had to spend an exorbitant sum for the cab mainly to visit this temple.
Written January 2, 2016
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Dayan C
Negombo, Sri Lanka22 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Temple is located in the Kochchikade area in the Colombo city. The temple got two entrance with ample car park and sanitary facilities. This temple is designed according to the Indian vedic plans (resembles human body) and was elected with black stones where beautiful statues are placed as gods for worshiping according to Hindu religion. Annual temple festivals used to place here and daily poojas are carried out by well educated Brahmin Gurus. Every Hindu religion festivals are celebrated here along with each Fridays you can participate in the special poojas. Also on Tuesdays too there will be a large gathering of devotees due to "Amman" poojas and lot of pilgrims who used to visit the nearby St. Anthony's church used to come over here.

You are allowed to participate and view the regular poojas free of charge while you can pay and ask them for to perform special poojas to bless you and your family.

The out die of the temple may look busy but once you enter in to the temple complex its surrounding are with large and small trees along with garden type area. Inside the temple is very silent expect the pooja periods. You will feel the unknown power inside the temple.

This temple used to be opened everyday from 6.00am to 11.00am and again 5.00pm to 9.00pm. It is recommended to keep your footwear at the service center as the administration won't allow you to enter in to the temple with them. Also they provide water to wash your face legs and hands. Men are requested to remove their shirts before entering the temple on special days while it is better for the women to wear simple long dresses.

You can use the public transport system to reach this temple as there is bus halt next to this temple. It is walking distance from the Kotahena bus stand.
Written September 21, 2014
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GhentPilgrim
Ghent, Belgium21 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
This temple which we were informed by our Best Holiday guide was the best in Colombo , I thought it looked and appeared more like a 2nd hand shop than a temple.
Written March 1, 2014
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Hari N
Colombo, Sri Lanka92 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
one of the oldest and best Hindu temple in sri lanka, colombo. the design and architect method proofs the arts and culture. i used to get relaxed whenever i have been there, the pooja methods and their services are best comparatively than other temples town.
Written October 4, 2014
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Aadhes
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,436 contributions
May 2014 • Family
This is situated at Colombo 12 (Kochchikade) just opposite to St. Anthony s Church.
This temple was originally constructed somewhere in 1857 it was small and in 1905 it was fully constructed with black granite. It is a Shiva temple with South Indian traditions. There are lots of statues (Deities) and chains made out of granite it looks great and mind blowing people of this area consider this temple is very powerful and God grants their reasonable requests. It is worth mentioning that some of the chins in the temple is made out of granite it is a wonderful carvings. If you are a Hindu it a must visit, This temple has all necessary structures of a Shiva temple, if you are not a Hindu it is worth seeing a marvelous ancient architecture.
All can enter the temple but be decently dressed. There is no fees or charges. sometimes the person at the office can help you with the tour around the temple and it is free.
Written May 24, 2014
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