Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

Currently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
  • Address: Srimath Ramanadan Mawatha Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112431252
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:20 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

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.

  • Photography is not allowed.

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

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

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  • Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil Address: Srimath Ramanadan Mawatha Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil Contact Number: +94-112431252
  • Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil Timing: 05:00 am - 08:30 pm
  • Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil: 00:20 Mins
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  • 44.89% of people who visit Colombo include Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil in their plan

  • 55.14% of people start their Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

54.13% of people prefer walking in order to reach Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

People normally club together St Anthony's Church Kochikade and Sri Kaileswaram while planning their visit to Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This temple of Lord Shiva is built with granite stone with intrinsic sculptures. This temple fully built with granite. Situated right before the port and in the center of Colombo city. Lot of religious activities are carried out here. An. Glad to see young children boys & girls come here with traditional dress & participate in the activities of learning about the culture, attending lectures, reading & reciting religious history & songs. Temple is maintained neatly.

  • Nice place to worship lord Shiva at capital of srilanka

  • Saivava samayam temple at colombo its call kallu kovil (sivan kovil)

  • One of highly regarded shrines (Kovil) among the Hindu community in Sri lanka. This place is visited by both Hindu and non-hindu people for worshipping great Shiva God. The shrine is built entirely using granite and it is huge is size. It resembles a great deal of cultural value as well as holiness to anyone who would visit the place. Make sure to leave your shoes and slippers outside before entering the premises as it is rude to wear shoes or slippers to such holy grounds.

  • Peace and Serenity. The architecture is just magnificent. The temple is huge and you could spend a good hour or so !! #natnzin

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