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Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

Kotahena, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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This is a well hidden Hindu temple in the heart of the city, it's like the buildings grew around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nesan K
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Feel the aura of oldest religion of the world

I'm not a Hindu. Visited this place to see the specialty of the architecture. Completely made of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Isuru P
,
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Kotahena, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well hidden Hindu temple in the heart of the city, it's like the buildings grew around this temple and isolated it all together. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, but you will also find all other Hindu Gods here. I have...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a Hindu. Visited this place to see the specialty of the architecture. Completely made of granite. Floor, walls, pillars and the roof. Stone carvings are exceptional. Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. But, can worship all the deities here. When you go inside...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a very beautiful temple here in Colombo.The architecture is of South Indian style. A good temple to visit.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Sri ponambalam vaneswarar temple so beautifull and the temple is very clean and very perfect every workers

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Built entirely in rock by south indian architects and dravidian architecture, it is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I love this temple. It is over a 100 years old and is built all in stone. Has an aura of peace. well worth the visit! It is about 10 minutes from Fort. Best to visit at a time when there is less traffic (either...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice temple. Lovely golden statues of Buddha. In fact too many small ones too. The museum is ver disappointing. The big Bodhi tree, planted from a branch of the original 'Bodhi tree' under which Lord Buddha gained enlightenment is very interesting & supposed to fulfil...More

Thank Nel46
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

I love this temple! Even though it's not really close to the Fort area you should definitely go there. It's a big site with several buildings, cows and two entrances. The main temple looks a bit unimposing from the outside, but it's very atmospheric from...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

An elegant building done completely by granite, situated just opposite St. Anthony's Shrine in Kotahena. It was built in late 19th century in respect of god Shivan. Splendid gopurum us beautifully done with intricate designs and sculptures. You have to remove shoes as you enter...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

I found Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil overwhelming. You wont see another Kovil like this in Sri Lanka. Built almost entirely out of South Indian granite, it is one of the most ancient Hindu temples and the carvings and spirituality within, are quietly alive. 6:00am Pooja.

Thank Davinasv
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