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“Ancient granite Hindu Temple”

Ranked #26 of 151 things to do in Colombo
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

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.

3  Thank Aadhes
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Majestic temple of lord shiva with lot of sculptures. Temple has lot of parking places in its praharam. Well maintained and a place of divinity. This temple is situated by the side of Sea road, colombo 6.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

This temple is just situated near the harbour. It is a very old temple.
I can see most of the stones are granite and carved in a beautiful manner. Worth visiting once in your life time

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I grew up in Kochikade area in my childhood. I've been to this temple many times before and its an integral part of any of us who grew up in the area to visit this temple atleast once a week. Its very hot inside the temple. Very divine and peacefull temple. Sure do bring back many memories of my childhood.

2  Thank SERAN78
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

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.

2  Thank GhentPilgrim
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