Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Kandasamy Kovil Trincomalee Reviews
Kandasamy Kovil Jun 05, 2013
This Hindu temple located up the hill pass Fort Frederick area out and facing the sea, and security quite tight around this place where the police still carrying machine gun and I see several canon balls around the area.
The temple itself really interesting, intricately decorated with beautiful carving and stunning view toward the ocean. On the way to go up there, I pass the deer’s eating at the area where I have to take off my shoes and the deer’s is not scare of human being. It is just eating the food and ignoring me.
It is free to enter the temple and plenty of people outside and inside the temple. A lot of students ask to take pictures with me outside; at least they are females and not too scary like in other place where the entire student were males.
This temple is home to the Swayambhu Lingam, an obelisk made of stone that was salvaged from the ocean. The artifact can be viewed between 7 am and 11.30 am and between 4 pm and 6 pm. The temple has been built in the traditional styles of Hindu temples. It is very colorful and is decorated with many statues of major and minor deities. The temple has been renovated several times over its history and is in a remarkable state of preservation.
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