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History and Hinduism

Muneshwaram is the first of Sri Lanka's five sacred Shiva Temples (Panch Ishwarams) - the most... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Uttar Kashi
white n pink temple

it's a colorful construction temple, on the wall painted white color, and dressed with pink, quite... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
johny z
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Wariyapola Rd, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful temple of Lord Shiva. There is also another Shiva temple called Manavari and that also is lovely

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple with old history, currently under renovation. Lot of parking space at the back, might just need 15-20 mins to look around and move on.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Laxman P
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

I went to Munnesvaram Temple while staying nearby for a wedding. I would certainly not recommend you to travel all the way for this temple, but if you are in the area, pay a quick visit just for the historical value. Sadly, the temple is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 117LauG
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This is a famous Hindu temple here.A pretty temple. This is a popular temple with the locals.If you are around pay a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Muneshwaram is the first of Sri Lanka's five sacred Shiva Temples (Panch Ishwarams) - the most ancient temples on the island. As such it is of historical interest, and is a colorful place of worship and celebration for Hindus.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank atmananda
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is place of worship. Blood offering is done to the god Kaliamma. People sacrifice goats or chicken. Some offer fruits & make vows. There are 2 places close by where devotees go to. There is a lot of noise & chanting at the temple.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank vajira r
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Worth a visit if you're in the area, but don't travel more than 45 minutes to get here as you don't really need more than about 30 minutes to explore this place.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank MarkAnnaLondon
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

it's a colorful construction temple, on the wall painted white color, and dressed with pink, quite different from others. maybe that's the hinduism style. however, when you pass by, take sonetime to look it, you wull get something special

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank johny z
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The is an important regional Hindu temple. It said to have been in existence at this site for over a 1000 years. It is dedicated to Shiva in the central temple, but there are 4 other temples within the complex. The images on the wall,...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank AndyBallasb
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Our first visit to a Hindu Temple. It was an enlightening experience,with the help of a great guide provided by the hotel. Fully recommend to anyone who wishes to embrace the culture of Sri Lanka

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Clive A
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