Sri Lanka is a charming island that nurtures a beautiful ethnic and cultural diversity. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians coexist peacefully, adding perfect harmony to the melody of life in the country. The article below provides details about a few of the most remarkable places of worship in the country that you should definitely consider visiting. You can get in touch with Green Holiday Centre to have comprehensive tours in the island arranged.
St. Anthony’s Church
St. Anthony’s Church, which is known by the locals as simply, Kochchikade Church is a remarkable place of worship that is quite popular among Christians and non-Christians. A small piece of the incorrupt tongue of St. Anthony is enshrined in this majestic church.
Temple of the Tooth Relic
The Temple of the Tooth Relic is one of the most prominent sites of worship in Sri Lanka. A relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined here. Every year hundreds and thousands of Buddhists gather to the territories of the temple to pay homage to the sacred tooth. The annual procession of the temple, which is called Kandy Esala Perahera is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in the world.
The enchanting Koneswaram Temple is believed to have a history of 5000 years. It is said that the legendary King Ravana of Sri Lanka also worshipped here. The temple was a part of a majestic temple city back in the day. It was destroyed by the Portuguese when they were ruling that area, but was rebuilt by the devotees.
The Red Mosque in Pettah is a stunning artistic masterpiece, which was built by an amateur by the name of Habibu Saibu Labbe. The striking red and white exterior of the mosque makes it quite hard to miss while travelling in the busy streets of Pettah.