God Photos: Lord Koneshwaram Temple, Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lord Koneshwaram Temple, Sri Lanka

Aathi Koneswaram Temple in Sri Lanka is a regionally Important Hindu Temple located in the Thambalagamuwa village in the Trincomalee District. The name of the temple in Tamil means the “Temple of the Original Lord of Konesvaram”. It is situated 24 kilometres from the town of Trincomalee. It is one the Pancha Ishwarams dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was constructed during the 17th century in replacement to the Koneswaram temple (Temple of Thousand Pillars) that was destroyed by Portuguese in 1622. Only the main sanctorum remains of the original temple. The Gopuram or main entrance tower was added in 1953 and is one of the tallest in the region.. The monument contains its main shrine to Lord Shiva in the form Kona-Eiswara.

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