Gangaramaya Temple Colombo – The Fascinating Metropolitan Temple

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Colombo has many interesting and at times peculiar sights to offer, but one of the most intriguing is the Gangaramaya Temple which is located in the heart of the city.

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Background

This temple is regarded as being one of the most important in the country, and is one of few that are situated in the city. Its architecture is strikingly beautiful, bearing a mix of traditional and modern architectural styles which make it seem almost right at home amidst the metropolitan buildings and meeting hotels in Colombo.

History

This temple is not at all ancient like the ones generally associated with the island, but is still a very important religious institution. The initial incarnation of the temple was built sometime in the 19th century, and was slowly expanded and modified to form the temple that stands today.

The Present Day Temple

The Gangaramaya Temple is not only a place of worship, but also a place of learning. There are many notable scholars who once called this temple their home. This temple is also a hub where much welfare work is carried out of.

Beautiful Tourist Attraction

With the temple’s captivating architecture and placement over the Beira Lake, it is widely regarded for its beauty. Therefore many tourists visit the temple to behold the sights of the temple. If you’re staying at a nearby place of accommodation such as Berjaya Hotel Colombo, be sure to pay a visit.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+

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