Being the mighty God of Hindus, Shiva resides on top of the mountain within the Koneswaram Temple in Trincomalee.
Getting its name from the deity that lies within its walls, the Koneswaram Temple is named after Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is also known as Easwaran and as the temple lies on top of the Konam Mountain, the temple goes by Koneswaram.
The base of the temple was created using black granite and withstands the harsh winds and salty waves until this day. The hall with thousand pillars is what makes this place special, apart from its religious importance.
Built in 1580 BC, this holy place has a prominent place in the Hindu history and the Sri Lankan history. If you want to be pointed towards the temple on your visit to Trincomalee, all you have to do is ask any local or the desk of a Trincomalee hotel and they will help you.
Trinco Blu by Cinnamon and hotels similar to it are located quite close the mountain and when the sun isn’t too unforgiving, you must visit the place to get the unbelievable vibes and old age charm that can be found in Hindu temples.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.