Thiru Koneswaram Kovil

Thiru Koneswaram Kovil

Koneswaram temple of Trincomalee is an hindu holy place in Trincomalee, eastern zone Sri Lanka respected by savites all over the continent. It is built atop Swami rock, a rocky promontory cape overlooking Trincomalee, a classical era harbour port town.This temple for Lord Shiva is respected as “Daksha Kalish” . Legends say lord Shiva accompanied by the Devas and Rish took abode on the “Trikona rock” in order to get peaceful to the island when it was threatened by a deluge of climate. Many pallava and chola kings of India made endowments for this temple saint Thirukoneswarannthar glorified this holy place in the “pathikam” hymn. In the Tamil language, temples are known as kovils, thus the place of worship complex is known locally as Konecharam Kovil, the abode of Kona - Eiswara (the Chief Lord or God). The presiding Shiva deity's names are Konesar (pronounced Konechar or Konasir compound of Kona and Eiswara), Koneswaran, Kona - Natha and the goddess wife is called Mathumai Amman (another name for Mother goddess Amman). It presently earned the title Thiru Koneswaram Kovil. Granted rights of villages in its floruit to form the Trincomalee District, Trincomalee village is situated on the cape isthmus within the compounds. The modern temple has been a source of conflict between the majority of Sinhalese and minority of Tamils due to its position in a geostrategically main area. Revenue from the place of worship provides services and food to local residents. Koneswaram has many strong historical associations. The temple is described in the Vayu Purana, the Konesar Kalvettu and thevaram hymns by SAmbanthar and Sundarar as a Paddal Petra Sthalam along with its west coast counterpart Ketheeswaram temple. Mannar, it is the palce of birth of Patanjali, the complier of the Yoga Sutras and was honored for its tradition by Arunagirinatharupon his vist.

District
Trincomalee
Location
Trincomale
Address
Thiru Koneswaram Temple, Trincomalee, 31000, Sri Lanka
Trincomale
Last Updated
2017 October 20

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