Sri Muthumariamman Temple

Sri Muthumariamman Temple, Matale: Hours, Address, Sri Muthumariamman Temple Reviews: 4/5

Sri Muthumariamman Temple
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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if some one travel from kandy to dabulla on the way in Matale town has this colorful hindu temple .
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NatnZin
336 contributions
Oct. 2019
Hindus say Sri Muthumariamman Temple to this famous Matale Hindu Temple. And also they believe Muthumariamman is the goddess for the rain. In the Tamil language, they say “Muthu” to pearls, “Mari” to rain, and “Amman” to the goddess. Furthermore, Hindu people worship this goddess for prosperity. Hinduism came to Sri Lanka from India. Most of the time they located on the lands of English cultivators. English cultivators brought the Tamils from India to cultivate their lands.
Matale Hindu Temple was built in 1874. Previously the land was a paddy field. After that, the owner donated this land to build the temple in 1852. In 1983 an ethnic conflict in the area severely damaged the temple. Anyway, in the present, it is well built. There is a special wedding hall there to take the wedding of nearby Hindu people.
Written 15 September 2020
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Kannan K
Erode18 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Family
In 2012 I have visited srilanka for the first time , and went to matale to worship muthumariamman but couldn't, in 2020 January again I tried with my family and relatives, very satisfied and happy moment , after thanking the powerful goddess for her kindness to her devotee to worship this time
Written 23 April 2020
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1,523 contributions
Mar. 2020
This is a bright and colourful Hindu temple, easy to find on the main road through Matale town. You can walk around the site but I'm not sure if you can enter the temple (from the Southern side you can get a peek inside through the gated entrance). When you look more closely at the tower at the Northern end, you'll notice all the Hindu deities carved into it of which I believe there are over a thousand. Worth a stop if your passing through.
Written 21 April 2020
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Sipke vink
Cairns, Australia201 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We where lucky it was a special festival day so lots of people around in beautiful clothes.
The building is very impressive Oke as a outsider you have to pay 150 r only allowed to take pictures from the outside
Written 10 March 2020
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,452 contributions
Jan. 2020
The unassuming town of Matale has a stunning Hindu temple. Close to the main road through town, it has that 'wow factor' to it as it soars toward the heavens. It is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, the most important female deity in Sri Lankan Hinduism. You can get good photographs from the entrance area. The entry fee is modest but the hours are limited.
Written 24 January 2020
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Sathish_trichy
Bangalore, India238 contributions
Jan. 2020
On the way to Kandy, we have visited this temple. It was an auspicious day for tamilians and we can see all of them came in their traditional attire. The temple was also decorated well and we had a great dharshan.
Written 21 January 2020
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John Knight And Family
Matale, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Jul. 2019
Although this is a religious place It is highly decorated with a huge amount of statues and figurines .It is an extremely beautiful building .Tourists should beware that it they will be charged to enter the grounds but for locals its Free .But you can stand out on the pavement and take photos for nothing .
Written 5 January 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,547 contributions
Oct. 2019
The temple dates to 1852, was damaged and restored in 1983, and is dedicated to the goddess of rain and fertility, Mariamman. Nice to discover that Hindus and Buddhists have decided to co-exist peacefully and share the temple as their place of worship. The gopura is highly ornate, a riot of decorative and colourful carvings adorning this tower at the entrance. I paid the R300 entrance fee but could not enter inside as my shorts were not considered modest enough. AUD2.30, not bad just to get a close up of the outside features.
Written 18 November 2019
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Katie M
Manchester, UK3 contributions
Oct. 2019
We were thrilled by the majestic architecture of this landmark. I realized later on that the temple is dedicated to the goddess of fertility and rain. The entire experience was memorable. After we went to the temple, we also visited the massive tower above the main northern gateway.
Written 2 November 2019
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Dinesh Koggala
Koggala, Sri Lanka37 contributions
Feb. 2019
i was there many times with my clients to see this big Hindu Temple. there have two times a day ceremony. so if like to see inside the temple,you have to go in the moning or in the evening.
Written 23 October 2019
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