Koneswaram temple

Koneswaram temple

Also known as the temple of the thousand pillars, this Hindu temple is located in Trincomalee. The primary deity is the lord Shiva in the form Konesar. In the past this temple was of the richest and most visited temples in the continent. It overlooks the Trincomalee borders and has been built on top of the Swami rock. The influence of Chola art is reflected through the bronze idols that can be found within the temple.

 

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