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Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil

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Colombo District Hindu Temple | No.11/15, Kovil Street, Captain's Garden, Maradana, Colombo-10, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Easily reachable, just behind the Fort Railway Station, you'll find the Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil, or simply the "Hindu Temple". This is the oldest and largest hindu temple in Colombo and is dedicated to the Gods Shiva and Ganesh. A visit is a must...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2014

We walked for 2 km just to see this amazing building with all the faces on the outside. We took some pictures outside, and then a man came and said he could show us inside the temple. At first he was very friendly and told...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It very beautiful hindu temple in Colombo with an interesting facing. High and full of details. You must include it in your city tour

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice south indian type hindu temple.. priests are very friendly.. apart from forcing me to tip the guy who took my shoes outside.. the experience was really nice

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This one is a beautiful south Indian style Hindu temple. Lanka has high population of Tamil people. Nice and beautiful.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Amazing South Indian Hindu temple in Sri Lanka and it is amazing.... Must visit if you are interested in Hindu Culture

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Just saw it from outside as I think it was closed. However it is a magnificent temple in true South Indian style.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This is well hidden next to Galle road. We found this just by chance walking around. Very nice and exceptional from european perspective. Nice to see for sure.

1  Thank Filip K
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I really enjoy seeing Hindu temples and this one has many intricate characters up and along the temple walls. It is in the Pettah area right near the checker board mosque.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great temple, nice pictures. It is worth to take tour around, as there are many sights worth seeing :) :)

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The outside of the building is so impressive! We walked here and it was quite out the way so probably easier to get a tuk tuk. We visited another temple and got a ticked that included entry to this as well. If you go inside...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

This is beautiful Hindu temple here of South Indian architectural style.A very good Hindu temple here to visit.

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Isuru P
June 25, 2018|
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Response from vermapawan2003 | Reviewed this property |
Well, Tried to correct in Google maps, hope it will be visible to others
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May 13, 2018|
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They ask you to take off your hat while in front of a buddha statue but headscarves are permitted.
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