The beautiful island of Sri Lanka boasts of an incredible culture and heritage. There are plenty of charming attractions that one can visit when traveling in this beautiful country. Prominent sites of worship, ruins of grand old castles as well as a rock temples and fortresses are all here for you to discover and fall in love with. This article gives information about a prominent site of worship that you will find in the Dehiwala. The beautiful Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple is truly a masterpiece of the highest order that deserves ardent praise.

Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple

About Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple

This majestic Hindu temple garnered the attention of the masses with its unique 5-faced statue of Lord Hanuman. The temple is of course dedicated to this deity. It is in fact known to be the only Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple in Sri Lanka. It is also the only temple in the world which has a chariot for Anjaneyar.

Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple


When you visit this majestic site of worship, be sure to dress modestly. There are a few rules that you will have to abide by too. You have to ensure that your hands and feets have washed before you enter the temple. It is also forbidden to fold your hands when you are inside the temple. You will be able to make the most of your tour if you visit with a friend or a local travel agent who knows all about the temple’s history, traditions and rituals.

Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple

The remarkable chariot festival of Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple takes place every year in the months of December and January. You will be able to witness and admire the rich color and grandeur of this beautiful island’s vibrant culture during this festival.

You can get in touch with Green Holiday Centre if you need to obtain more information about the prominent sites of worship that you will find in the paradise island of Sri Lanka.


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