Points of Interest - Trincomalee

Pathrakali Amman Kovil

Close up view Sri Pathrakali Amman Kovil
Pathrakali Amman Kovil
Pathrakali Amman Kovil

A Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, Sri Pathrakali Amman Kovil is one of the most spectacular Hindu temples you will see in Sri Lanka. It’s a large complex of connected shrines located in the Trincomalee Konesar Malai area.

The kovil is very impressive with its colorful appearance and plenty of stories visualized in the sculptures. Not only does the temple have such an amazing interior design, it is also a place with an interesting history.

It’s a marvelous experience for visits - to watch devotees pray for their needs by breaking coconuts in front of the temple. At 11.30am, they have prayers and even non-Hindus will feel very welcome. You will be blessed with dots on your forehead, a remarkable experience you will never forget.

The most unique feature of the temple is its brightly painted inside and the outside, which is also very ornate. The unbelievable colorfulness of the temple is truly awe-inspiring. An amazing degree of detail will keep you snapping away. This is a place truly worth your visit.

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