Gangaramya Temple, Colombo

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Gangaramya Temple, Colombo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Street Sri Jinaratana Rd, Col 2

Phone: +94-112323038

Ticket Price: 100 LKR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 05:30 am - 10:00 pm Details

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An assorted collection of ornamental and gold carven gifts presented by loyal devotees and well wisher over a long course of time is exhibited at this temple, which is literally a unification of a spiritual centre, a library and a unique museum. This Temple complex is run by the country’s adroit monk and has a distinctive collection which is worth observing.

The most tantalizing experience can be gathered on Navam Perahera in the month of February on the full-moon day. This day is marked as Poya and has significance to the temple rituals. This festival displays the rich religious and cultural tradition of Sri Lanka with Hundreds of monks clad in colouful robes solemnly walking in the procession are a unique sight. Youth clad in white carrying Buddhist flags march in front. Sacred relics housed in a casket are carried by a majestic elephant on its back. Dancers display the different types of dances prevalent in different parts of the country. So are the drummers who exhibit their skill in handling numerous forms of drums. Many elephants also participate.

Gangaramya Temple Information

  • Try and catch up with the festivities celebrated in the Gangaramya temple like the The New Year “Sathi Pirith” Ceremony or the Buddharashmi National Vesak Festival.

How To reach Gangaramya Temple by Public Transport

  • You can take the cool kangaroo radio cab, the ace cab or rent a taxi service. The cheapest and easiest way is to hire the tuk-tuk.

Restaurants Near Gangaramya Temple

  • KFC- chicken wings
  • Pizza hut
  • Hotel De Pilawoos

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  • This is a strange place. It's like a temple crossed with a old museum and has the most random stuff. It's 300 to get in with the highlight being rugby at the start with a room full of murals and a giant Buddha. It's worth a visit if you have a few days in Colombo.

  • Entry of 300RS per person. The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese. Was a lot bigger than we thought, doesn't look like much from the outside but a lot of things to explore inside. Also with your entry you gain entrance to another temple just down the road, situated on the lake, small but lovely.

  • One of The most amazing place i had ever visited.The lake side view is a better place to calm your mind. But the museum has to be well organize, there are many more Historical items. There is Nice "BUDDAH MANDIRAYA", SACRED BOO TREE where you can calmly meditate. Recommend to vist Evening to the temple and to the Lakeside.

  • Is this a temple or some kind of junk shop? The entire place is cluttered with artifacts and statues irrespective of value. It is like some cheap Chinatown junk shop instead of a temple. In my opinion, it is not worth the 350 Rupees entrance fees. There is absolutely no reason to come here and view cheap statues and junk. I have no idea why I went. I see that most of the positive reviews are written by local tour guides. Don't they have better places to promote in Colombo?

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  • Really pretty temple where many locals go for their rituals and prayers. It is a holy place and welcomes any religion to visit. At the center there is a massive tree and as a tradition you should pray while you go around it a certain amount of times and then water it with the holy water just next to it. You must take the water with a metal cup and pour it straight onto the routes. This needs to be done at least 3 times. There are several trees so there is plenty of shade. Many flowers and birds around. It is quite silent compared to the busy street just nearby. Several interesting statues of divinities and a fragment of the Buddah within glass protected domes. A monk does blessings for you and gives you flowers and bracelets. It is a bit touristic but nothing like other places you'd compare with. It was a really pleasent stay. Conclusion: I absolutely recommend coming here.

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