Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil is one of the most visited Colombo City attractions by visiting tourists. No tickets are required to visit this place. It is good to visit this Hindu temple in the morning and better to return before noon. You can get blessing by watching the poojas at this temple. Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam is a good p0lace to make your meditation as it is a place with peace and calm. If you are lucky you can witness Hindu Tamil wedding in this temple. On any auspicious day Tamil marriages used to take place here. If you are going with a tuk tuk keep it with you for your return journey. Indian Hindu Tourists come to this Temple for to participate in the temple Poojas and to get blessing from the Temple Preists.
Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil is wrongly mentioned in Tripadvisor.com page as Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil. This is a Lord Shiva Temple that was built around 1972 by Indian Chetty families when it was called Ceylon. During this era Indian Chetty families who were having ships and used to travel Far East countries for business. During these times they had built beautiful Hindu temples in Rangoon, Saigon, Singapore and many other places in the Far East countries. If you can visit these places you can see the similarities between them.
There are two temples in the Captains Garden. One is the main one as Kailasanathar Temple which is also called as Kaileswaram. The other one is devoted to Lord Vignewar also named as Ganapathi and Pillaiyar. These temples used to be opened in the morning and evening times. Normally they are closed in the noon time. Fridays are special for the Hindu religion people. So on these days the temple will be kept for more hours. Also during the temple's annual festival it used to be kept more hours. Sri Kailasanatha Swami Kovil is one of the most frequented temples in Colombo. The temples are looking great from the outside and also inside. Colorful paintings and art works are available around the temple.
This place is located near to the Lake house. If you are coming from the Regal Cinema junction, turn Left and pass the Lake house and after some distance you can find the entrance of the temple road on your right hand side.
Official name of the temple: Sri Kaileswaram. (Captain's Garden Temple).
Constructed in the year: 1783
Best time to visit this ancient temple: In the Morning from 6:00 am to 10:00 am is best time to visit here. In the evenings 17:00 pm till 20:00 pm
On Fridays and during the Temple's Festival days lot of worshipers used to visit here.
|Monday||05:45 AM - 10:00AM / 05:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Tuesday||05:45 AM - 10:30AM / 05:00PM - 09:00PM|
|Wednesday||05:45 AM - 10:00AM / 05:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Thursday||05:45 AM - 10:30AM / 05:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Friday||05:45 AM - 11:30AM / 05:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Saturday||05:45 AM - 11:30AM / 05:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Sunday||05:45 AM - 10:00AM / 05:00PM - 08:00PM|
Sri Kailaasanathar Swami Devasthaanam
No.11/15, Captain Gardens
Kovil Street, Kapithawatte, Maradana,
Colombo - 10,
Contact phone: (+94) 112687110
Attractions nearby to Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil are Galle Face, Fort Railway Station, Dutchg Hospital Shopping Area, Old Clock Tower, Old Light House and many more.
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