5 Hindu Temples in Sri Lanka that you should visit - With photos & details

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5 Hindu Temples to explore in Sri Lanka

An island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka's documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements dating back at least 125,000 years.

Delft IslandDelft Island, Sri Lanka

Delft island is also known as Neduntheevu among locals. It's in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. The island has a 1,000-year-old temple on its west coast and remains of a Dutch fort.

NainativuNainativu, Sri Lanka

Nainativu is a small island revered by Buddhists and Hindus for centuries, the island houses the Hindu shrine of Nagapooshani Amman Temple and the Buddhist shrine Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya.

Nallur Kandaswamy KovilJaffna, Sri Lanka

Nallur Kovil is a Hindu temple in Nallur, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The temple was built in 1735, and it’s considered as one of the most important Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, the presiding deity is Lord Murugan.

Sri Munneswaram DevasthanamMaha Devalayam, Wariyapola Road, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka

This temple is a famous regional Hindu temple complex in Sri Lanka. It has been in existence at least since 1000 CE. The complex has a collection of five temples, including a Buddhist temple.

Thirukkoneswaram KovilTrincomalee, Sri Lanka

The Hindu temple complex from medieval time in Trincomalee, a Hindu religious pilgrimage destination in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. The Earliest records say it was constructed back in 6th century BC. However, it underwent restorations, and the last one was in the 1950s due to the destruction from colonial religious attacks between 1622 and 1624.