A Hindu Temple Made Entirely of Granite- Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Temple

Located amidst the chaotic streets of Colombo is an enchanting oasis of peace and tranquility. A magnificent granite temple prominently shines in the skyline of the city. And beckoning all who seek comfort and help to its glorious territories. The magnificent Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Temple in Colombo is indeed a charming site that enthralls all who witness its surpassing beauty.

This beautiful temple, which is over a century old, has embraced the ancient Dravidian architecture. The structure and sculptures of the temple are made entirely of granite.

A Hindu Temple Made Entirely of Granite- Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Temple

A Hindu Temple Made Entirely of Granite- Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Temple

History of The Granite Temple

Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Temple was built back in the year 1857 by Ponnambalam Mudaliyar, visionary local minor lord. He built a small temple on site. So the Hindus living in Colombo would have a place of worship to call their own. The temple was inherited by his son, Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan who was a key figure in Ceylon’s battle for independence from the British regime. This iconic figure is one that is greatly esteemed by all Sri Lankans.

Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan had a visionary dream which led him to construct this iconic Hindu temple for God Shiva. Famous sculptors who belonged to old temple building families were brought to the county all the way from South India. Because he meant to build a temple that could stand the test of time. The end result of hard work of dedicated workers was a magnificent temple that fills hearts of devotees with pride. There are sculptures of swans, guardian dwarfs, gods and goddesses which look so very beautiful and lifelike to see and admire here.

A Hindu Temple Made Entirely of Granite- Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Temple

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When you are traveling in the city with Green Holiday Centre, be sure to visit this place of breathtaking beauty. You will have to wear decent clothes in order to enter this place of worship. Cameras and phones are also not allowed within the temple. Five main puja rituals are held in the temple at scheduled times. But you can obtain individual blessings by getting a ticket at the counter.

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