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One of Ishwaram kovil

ThiruKetheeswaram Kovil is located in Manathai, near Mannar town, on the west coast towards the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Balaji J
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
a shrine of great significance to the Hindus

it was dusk when we toured this shrine and the fading light did not permit a tour of the vast... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Shobhana D
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very old Hindu temple here. The architecture is Beautiful with small statues around the main entrance. Just off the main road.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 28 September 2018

ThiruKetheeswaram Kovil is located in Manathai, near Mannar town, on the west coast towards the north from Colombo. The kovil is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of Ishwaram kovils in Srilanka. It is still under reconstruction since most of the idols are placed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Beautiful old Temple of 1000 years history being rebuilt. Will take 2 hours to see all the sights including the holy lake nearby.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank May S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

it was dusk when we toured this shrine and the fading light did not permit a tour of the vast premises. The two peacocks who take up a night watch on the highest point of the kovil were an interesting sight to behold as they...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Shobhana D
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Open but its a construction site with many parts demolished or half built. Come in a years time when the works may be finished

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank WHISKASyTORTU
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

It's of great historical and religious importance so we wanted to see it. Currently under construction so hardly anything spectacular to see. But once it's restored it will be stunning. Hope to be back then.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Chanithi G
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Huge Kovil structure. Being reconstructed. It is closed between 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Avoid that time for visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kumwick
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place is under construction these days, so one goes there can see how the stone carving is done. Hindu people consider this to be one of the most sacred temples in SL.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank 91akhilar
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is quite a big Kovil which lot's of local people visit. I think it's one of the biggest in the Mannar area.There is also a famous tank, the Palavi Tank. The Kovil is more then 1400 years old and worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Langkapura
Reviewed 24 January 2016

it is like most kovils; once you give it a closer look, all the images tell their story and it is fascinating to try to understand how people made these kovils. It took so much time...so many colours are involved...Always worth to visit.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank W. H. M. F
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Response from Chanithi G | Reviewed this property |
When I went they have stored all the statues in one area and covered it, and the temple was going through major construction.
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