Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Colombo

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Address: Srimath Ramanadan Mawatha Colombo Sri Lanka

Phone: +94-112431252

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Timings: 05:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

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About Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Colombo

Usually Hindu temples explore with color. Not this one. It's a little surprising to see. The whole temple is made from grey granite from South India. The only splash of color on the outside are the bright palm trees lining the avenue to the entrance. As you enter, you'll see the color scheme on the inside is identical. But instead of palm trees, it's the vivid orange of garlands strung across demure looking statues inside their individual alcoves. The temple is at its liveliest during the annual january harvest festival of Thai Pongal, when Hindu devotees throng the place.

The temple is named after Gate Mudaliyar Arunachalam Ponnambalam, who began building the temple in 1856, and fell ill and passed away during his services to it.

Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil Information

  • Photography is not allowed.

Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil Opening and Closing Hours

  • Times were taken from a secondary source and may not be accurate. Call the attraction ahead of your visit.

How To reach Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to kotahena bus stand.
  • Drive or walk here.

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Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Colombo Reviews

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  • The temple is one of the oldest at Colombo. Well maintained nd neatly organised. Let lord Shiva bless all

  • One of the main shrines of Hindus in around Colombo city as well as in the country. The unique stone architecture brings an eligence to the place and also provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere for the pilgrims. Fully pledged wedding hall is also available behind the kovil for Hindus for their functions. People from all religious groups visit this place for spiritual and religious purposes. Also This is one of tourists attraction to visit during a city tour in Colombo. However You need to be adhered to the customs when enter in to the kovil by wearing proper clothes and removing shoes.

  • One of the few Shivan Kovils in Colombo. Huge place with very beautiful stone carvings. It's overflowed with devotees on Maha Sivarathri day.

  • It is one of the most popular and famous temple that is entirely made up of south granite stone ,This is the one best Hindu temple in Colombo city, very special on Sivarathri times, parking space available inside the temple, it’s a must visit place, you will get peaceful mind.

  • It was a wonderful spiritual experience. The vibration i got there had no words to express. Nama shivaya.

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