Keerimalai Naguleswaram Kovil


Naguleswaram Kovil or Shiwa, or Thirutambaleswaram Kovil is one of the most famous and revered Hindu temples in the North of Sri Lanka. It is located next to the sacred source of Keerimalai, and usually visit them together.

It is believed that the temple was built in 543-505 years before our era, and is the oldest in the region. Of course, at the time of its existence it was repeatedly destroyed, and the last time this happened was in 1993 when it was bombed by government forces during the civil war. After this he was restored, and what you see today is restored. However, not all know that very near the temple is the archeological site where well preserved ruins of the old temple Keerimalai Ambalama, and some of them impress with their appearance, and are somewhat similar to the famous ruins of Angkor. To visit this archaeological site is completely free, as the temple itself. Inside the temple you can freely see everything, but taking pictures is strictly prohibited.