Hindu Temples of Srilanka - Elam

இலங்கை ஈழ சிவன் கோயில்கள்

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Srilanka also known as Ilangai has very many hundreds of Lord Shiva temples including the highly famous Thirukonamalai and Thirukedheeswaram which are sung in the Thevaram. It has 5000+ Shaivite temples across the country - including that of Shakti, Vinayakar, Murugan, Vairavar and Veerapathirar. Here is the geographical listing of the temples of Lord shiva in Srilanka.

  • Northern Province Temples

    • Jaffna

      • Achchelu - Easan Temple, Poyiddy, Achchelu
      • Alaveddy South - Sivan & Vairavar kovil, Jaffna.
      • Alaveddy - Thantrontreeswarar Amman Temple, Alaveddy West
      • Alaveddy Thiruvadineelal Kovil
      • Alaveddy Pasupatheeswarar Kovil
      • Alaveddy Datchinamoorthi Kovil
      • Allolai - Siva temple, Jaffna.
      • Analaithivu, 7th Ward - Sri Nageswaran Temple, Puliyanthivu, Analaithivu, 7th Ward
      • Analaithivu, 6th Ward - Sri Shankaranathar Murugamoorthy Temple
      • Araly Centre - Sri Wisalachchi Samatha Wisvanathar Kovil, Vali-West, Araly Centre.
      • Arali North - Nagendra Madam Sivan Temple
      • Arali South - Sivan Temple
      • Ariyalai Neernochiyanthazhvu Sivan Kovil
      • Aavarangal - Koyvalai Nadarajah Ramalingha Swamy Temple
      • Chankanai Center - Sithamparam Ambalavanr Kovil, Vali-West, Chankanai Center.
      • Chanknai South - Odakarai Sivan Kovil, Vali-West, Chanknai South.
      • Chavakachchery - Chandrasegara varyvananathar Sivan Kovil, Thenmaradchi, Chavakachchery.
      • Columbuthurai - Sivan Kovil, Jaffna Town, Columbuthurai.
      • Columbuthurai West- Sivan Temple
      • Chulipuram West - Koddadiperan Sivan Kovil, Vali-West, Chulipuram West.
      • Chulipuram East - Paralai Eeswara Vinayagar Temple
      • Chunnaham - Sri Kathiramalai Sivan Kovil, Jaffna.
      • Chunnakam - Annamaheswarar Temple, Mylaney Noth, Chunnakam
      • Chunnakam - Sivan Temple, Alady, Uduvil, Chunnakam
      • Chunnakam - Sri Vishvanatha Swamy Temple, Sivan Kovil, Myalaney, Chunnakam
      • Chunnakam - Mylani - Visvanatha Sivan Kovil
      • Great Manipay - Navaly - Kasikandam Sivan kovil, Jaffna.
      • Ealalai - Ambalavaneswarar Temple, Pungadi, Ponnavodai, Ealalai West, Ealalai
      • Idaikkadu Kasi Vishvanathar Koyil
      • Imayanan - Imayanan North Sivan Gnana Vairavar Temple
      • Inuvil Sivan temple, Jaffna.
      • Inuvil - Kondavil - Karaikkal - Sri Visvareswaraswamy Temple, K.K.S.Road, Inuvil East, Inuvil
      • Irupalai Vaitheesvara swamy Koyil
      • Kantharodai - Vattakkaipathy - Visaladchi ambika sametha vishvanathaswamy Temple
      • Karaikkal - Ambalavanar temple, Jaffna.
      • Karainagar Temple (Eelathu chithambaram) (Karaitivu), Jaffna.
      • Karainagar - Sivan Kovil (Eelaththu Sithamparam), Kayts, Karainagar.
      • Karainagar - Srisithambareswara Sivakamyambal Devas, Kayts, Karainagar Center.
      • Karanavai East - Kaddy Sivan Temple
      • Karaveddy - Valambikai sametha vaitheeswara kovil, Karaveddy,
      • Kayts - Kanapatheeswaram Sivan Kovil, Kayts, Sivankovil, Kayts.
      • Kayts - Sivan Temple
      • Koddai - Ponnampalavaneswarar Temple
      • Kodikamam - Koilamanai Maruthady Sivan Kovil, Thenmaradchi, Koyilamanai, Kodikamam.
      • Kokuvil - Parameswaran Kovil (in Jaffna university)
      • Kondavil Center - Vallipuranathar Temple
      • Kondavil East - Sri Gnaneswarar Kovil, Nallur, Kondavil East.
      • Kondavil - Sri Puveneswarar Ambal Kovil, Nallur, Kondavil.
      • Kondavil - Athiparameswara Amman Temple, K.K.S.Road, Kondavil
      • Kopay south - Sivan temple, Jaffna.
      • Kovil Kudiyiruppu - Santanamutalichipuram Srinadarasamoorthy Temple
      • Mahiyapiddy - Sivan Temple, Mahiyapiddy Junction, Mahiyapiddy
      • Mandaitivu - Thillai Sivan Temple, 6th Ward, Mandaitivu West, Mandaitivu
      • Mathahal - Nunasai Sivan Temple, Nunasai Road, Mathahal
      • Mirusuwil - Paramasivan Kovil, Thenmaradchi, Ketpeli West, Mirusuwil.
      • Mudamavady Santhi - Siva temple, Jaffna.
      • Mullanai - Sivan temple (Near ilavalai), Jaffna.
      • Nainativu - Muththuchamiar Sivan Temple
      • Nallur- Sattanathar Koyil, Rajathani, near Nallur, Jaffna
      • Nallur - Kailasanathar Kailasapillaiyar Temple
      • Nallur - Srikamalambikaisametha Kailasasamy Kovil, Nallur.
      • Nallur Siva temple, Jaffna.
      • Neeraviyadi Sree Natesar Kovil, Jaffna
      • Nedunkulam - Sri ampalavanr kovil, Jaffna Town, Nedunkulam.
      • Neervely West - Masivan Meenadsiyamman Temple
      • Neervely - Perunthalai Sivan Temple, Siruppitty West, Neervely
      • Pannipulam - Jambunathar Sivan Kovil, Vali-West, Pannipulam.
      • Panippulam - Kalaiyady Sivan Temple
      • Paruthithurai - Point Pedro - Puloy - Pasupatheeswarar Alayam
      • Point Pedro - Sivan Temple, Poovatkarai, Puloli, Point Pedro
      • Puloly - Moochampilavu Sivan Temple, Vallipuram, Puloly
      • Puloli North - Puloli Pasupatheeswarar Temple
      • Puloly South - Sivan Kovil, Pointpedro, Muchampulavu, Puloly South.
      • Pungudutivu - Sivan Kovil, Islands South, 7th Ward, Pungudutivu.
      • Pungudutivu - Sivan Kovil, Islands South, 3rd Ward, Pungudutivu.
      • Punnalaikadduwan South - Sivan Kovil, Uduvil, Punnalaikadduwan South.
      • Puththur East - Karukambai Easwaran Temple
      • Puththur West - Alady Sivan Temple
      • Puththur West - Sivan Temple (Nadarasar Ramalingasamy Koyil)
      • Sandilipay, Madakal - Nunasai Vishalakshi Vishvanatheswarar Kovil, Sandilipay, Madakal.
      • Saravanai -Near Kadduvan kulam - Siva temple, Jaffna.
      • Sirupiddy - Perunthalai Sivan Kovil, Kopay, Sirupiddy.
      • Sithankeny Sivan Kovil (Theivendram), Jaffna.
      • Sithankerny - Sri Siva Sithamparaeswarar Kovil, Vali-West, Sithankerny.
      • Sudumalai North - Vishalakshi Vishvanathar Temple, Sivan Kovil, Sandilipay, Sudumalai North.
      • Thellipalai - Sivan Kovil, Thellipalai, Kovitpulam, Thellipalai.
      • Thellipalai - Keerimalai - Kasi Viswanathar Temple
      • Thellipalai - Keerimalai - Lingeswarar Temple (2?)
      • Thellipalai - kIrimalai - nakulEshvarar - in yAzppANam
      • Thellipalai - Main Street - Kasi Viswanathar Temple
      • Thellipalai - Anantha Nadarajah Kovil, Thellipalai, Mahajana College
      • Thirunelveli - Kannalingeswarar temple, Jaffna.
      • Thirunelveli - Neelathakshi samedha Sri Kayagaroneshwarar Temple
      • Thondamanaru - Koneswarar Kovil, Pointpedro, Thondamanaru.
      • Udumpirai East - Sivapootharatheswarar Temple
      • Urumpirai Chokkanathar Koyil
      • Udupiddy South - Sandirasekara Veerapathira Swamy Temple
      • Uduvil - Sri Meenadchi Somasundareswaraswamy Temple, Amman Kovil, Uduvil
      • Vadaliyadaippu - Kunthady Sivan Temple, Arasadi Road
      • Vadamaratchi - Maruthadi Thanthonreeswarar Kovil
      • Vaddu West - Kanagambikasametha Kannikesara Temple
      • Vaddu West - Mangalambika Sametha Mangaleswarar Temple
      • Vannarpannai Vaitheeswaram temple, Jaffna.
      • Vannarpannai North West - Sri Visvalinga Maha Kanapathy Temple
      • Vaddukoddai Sivan kovil (Visaladchi Visvesar, Verrapathirar), Jaffana.
      • valvadditturai - Kaladdy - Sivan temple
      • Valvedditturai - Puthur - Vishalkshi Vishwanathar temple
      • Valvedditturai - Aavarangal - Sivan kovil
      • Valvettithurai - Vallai South West - Vallai Vaitheeswaran Temple
      • Valvetty Centre - Mavady Vaitheeswara Temple
      • Vasavilan - Nadarasar Temple, Palaly South, Vasavilan
      • Velanai - Idippan Sivan Temple, 9th Ward, Saravanai East, Velanai
      • Velanai West - Nadarajapperumal Temple, 4th Ward, Velanai West
      • VVT - Valvai - Valambikai sametha vaitheeswara kovil, Pointpedro, Valvai South West, VVT.
    • Kilinochchi

      • Kanakambikai Kulam - Sivan temple, In front of Agriculture Faculty, Karachchi
      • Kilinochchi - Puthukkudiyiruppu - Sivan temple
      • Kilinochchi - Sivan temple - near Vayalur murugan temple
      • Krishnapuram - Sivan kovil, Karachchi, Krishnapuram.
      • Mayavanoor - Sivan kovil, Karachchi, Mayavanoor.
      • Pallai - Arasarkerny - Arasarkerny Sivan temple
      • Palai - Allippalai, Sivan temple
      • Uruthirapuram - Uruthirapureeswaram Sivan temple
      • Uthayanagar west - Sivan kovil, Karachchi, Uthayanagar west.
    • Mannar

      • kEdhIchcharam mAdhOTTam (mAnthOTTam) - kEdhIshvarar, gauriyammai, gauri thIrththam - 32 km from thalaimannAr - Ancient temple destroyed by Portugeese in 17th cent ACE, but rebuilt in 1903.
      • Iranai Illuppaikkulam - Shiva Temple
      • Savatkaddu - Sivan Temple
    • Mullaithivu

      • Koddaikaddiyakulam - Sivan kovil, Thunukkai,
      • Manthuvil- Sivan kovil.
      • Puthukudiyiruppu - Sivan kovil.
      • Oddusuddan - Thantrontreeswarar kovil.
      • Thirumurukandy - Inthupuram - Sivan Temple
    • Vavuniya

      • Vavuniya - Kovilkulam Sivan Koyil
      • Vavuniya - Vasanthapuram - Thirunavat kulam
      • Vavuniya - Sasthirikulam Sivan Kovil
      • Thonickkal - Shiva Temple
  • Western Province Temples

    • Colombo

      • kozumbu (Colombo) - near harbour, ponnambalEshvarar, shivakAmasundhari
      • Colombo - Kanagarajah - modara sivan kovil
      • Colombo - Bandaranayake Mw - Sri Munneswarar Swami Temple
      • Colombo - Chettiyar street - pazaiya kadhir vElAyudha sAmy kOyil.
      • Colombo - Chettiyar street - puthiya kadhir vElAyudha sAmy kOyil.
      • Colombo - Chettiyar street - vinAyakar kOyil.
      • Colombo - Kappikawatta - Sri Kailasanatha Swami Temple
      • Colombo - mEttuththeru - subramaNiya sAmy kOyil.
      • Colombo - Pambalapitti - ubaya kadhirkAmam.
      • Colombo - Sri Bodhiraja Mattta - Sri Munneswarar Temple
      • Colombo - veLLavaththai - ubaya kadhirkAmam.
      • bATura - near Mount lavina - kadhirkAma vElan
      • Ratmalanai - Siva Temple, Chola period
      • Ratmalana - Gonakovil Sri Sivalingaperuman and Sri Kathirgma Temple
    • Gampaha

      • Sri Somasundareswar Swamy Kovil, 255, Duttugamunu Mawatha, Paliyagoda.
  • North Western Province Temples

    • Puttalam

      • Chilapam - munnIshwaram - 11 km from mAdhambai.
      • Rajakathaluwai - Maanavari - Sivan Temple.
  • Central Province Temples

    • Kaddapula - Quinsperi Lower Division - Sri Navanathar Siththar Sivan Temple
    • Maskeliya - Franswick Thoddam - Kethara Gowreeswarar Temple
    • Nuwaraeliya - Sri Lankatheeswarar Temple, 82, Lady Mechalams Drive.
    • Nuwara Eliya District- Maha Nuwara - Hatton - Kuliwata - Siva temple
  • North Central Province Temples

    • Polannaruwa

      • polannaruvA (pulasthipuram, kaliNgapuram, dhOpAvIvA) - in the mid of shrIlanka, dEvIshvaramuDaiyAr
      • Sivan Temple, No.1, Polannaruwa, Built by Rajaraja Chola
      • Sivan Temple, No.2, Polannaruwa.
      • Sivan Temple, No.3, Polannaruwa.
  • Eastern Province Temples

    • Amparai

      • Akkaraipattu - Pasupatheswarar Temple, Panankadu, Akkaraipattu
      • Amparai - Kalmunai - Sivapuram
      • Amparai - Thambiluvil sivan kovil
      • Amparai - Kalmunai - palugamam sivankovil
      • Amparai - Kalmunai - Sri Naguleswarar Temple, Natpiddymunai, Kalmunai
      • Amparai - Kalmunai - Sri Santhaneswarar Temple
      • Annamalai - Sri lingeswarar Kovil, 15th village
      • Karaitivu - Sivan Temple, Vedduvaikkal, Karaitivu
      • Ninthavur - Meenaktchiyamman temple, Senkatpaddai, Ninthavur
      • Savalakkadai - Nageswarar Temple, 7/93, Kamdickalai, Savalakkadai
      • Sivan kovil, Thirukkovil, Vinayagapuram.
      • Natpiddimuani - Sivan Kovil, Kalmunai - Tamil, Kovil veethy, Natpiddimuani.
      • Natpiddimuani - Sri ampalathady kovil, Kiddanky veethy
      • Sri lingeswarar Kovil, Navithanveli, 15th village ,Annamalai 2.
      • Thambiluvil - Thalaiyadi Sivan Temple
    • Mattakalappu (Batticaloa)

      • Cheddypalayam - Sivan Temple
      • Chiththandy - Kitulvewa - Sivan Temple
      • Dandamalai - muttulingaswami temple
      • Dantamalai - murugan temple
      • Eruvil East - Sivapuram Sivan Temple
      • Kaluthawalai - Easwarar Temple
      • Kokkatticholai - Thanthonriswarar
      • Madhakalpuwa - Eravur - Pethalai, Valaichenai - Sivan temple
      • Madhakalpuwa - Katankudi - Kokkadichcholai Sivan Kovil
      • Madhakalpuwa - Katankudi - Sivan temple
      • Madhakalpuwa - Katankudi - Cheddipalayam
      • Manmunai - Sri Thackayageswarar Temple
      • maTTakkaLappu - mAmAngEshvarar
      • Mattakalappu (Batticaloa) - Sri Thakkaiyageswara Kovil, Vaivy Road, Batticaloa.
      • Batticaloa - Navatkudah - Sivan Temple
      • Batticaloa - Vaily Rd. - Sri Thackayageswarar Temple
      • Navatkudha - Sivan Kovil, Navatkudha.
      • Selvanagar East - Sivaneswarar Temple
      • Thiruppalukamam - Vivekananthapuram - Sivan Temple
      • Unnichchai - Pavatkodichchenai - Siva Temple
      • Valaichenai - Alakandy pillai sivan Temple
      • Valaichenai - Tharivan road - Sri kaneshvarar kovil
    • Trincomalee

      • thirukkONamalai (triconamale, trincomalee) - kONEshar, mAdhumaiyAL, gauri thIrththam, the old temple has been destroyed by Portuguese and the lingam has been kept and worshipped in another place
      • Muthur - Barathipuram - Sivan kovil, Kiliveddy, Barathipuram.
      • Kanguvely - Athisivankovil, Muthur, Kanguvely.
      • Kanthalai - Peraru - Kanthalai Sivan Temple
      • Kiliveddy - Lingapuram - Sivan Tempe
      • Kinniya - Gangai - Sivan Temple
      • Kuchchaveli - Sembimalai - Senpeeswarar Temple
      • Mallikaithivu - Sivan kovil, Muthur, Mallikaithivu.
      • Thampalakamam - Ati Konanayakar - 24 km from thirukonamalai
      • Trincomalee - Sivayouga Puram - Nadesar Temple
      • Trincomalee - Sri Visvanthaswamy Temple - Ward No.7, Thirugnanasampanthar Road
      • Trincomalee - Vellaivilpathira Koneswara Temple - Power House Road.
  • Sabaragamuwa Province temples

    • Ratnapura

      • Rakuwana - Gangoda - Sri Kanageswara Temple
      • SivanoLi pAdham (Adam's peak) - Lord shiva Feet temple, 40 km from Ratnapura
      • Srimath Thiripurasundari Ambiga Sameda Ratnasabesar, Waraka Estate Road, Ratnapura.
  • Southern Province Temples

    • Galle

      • Galinagar Sivan Temple, Sri Meenadchi Antheswarar Temple, 6, Poonthodda Road, Galle
      • Tenavaram (Dondra Head) - near Galle, southern province
    • Devinuwara - Tondeshwaram
  • Uva Province Temples

    • Viyaluwa - Hindu Temple, Ledchawattai Thoddam,Viyaluwa, Badulla
    • kathirkAmam - 320 km from Colombo - Sivankovil (Muththlinga swamy) Temple - temple on the bank of mANikka gangai.
    • Kathirkamam - Siva temple on the top of the hill

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