Monday, September 27, 2021

Kannathiddy Kali Kovil

Kannathiddy Kali Kovil
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Kannathiddy Kali Kovil is a Hindu shrine situated in Kannathiddy in Vannarpannai in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to the goddess Kali, one of the deities of the Hindu pantheon.

History
This temple was built in about 1782 by the Sthapathy artists and sculptures who were recruited for the construction of Vannarpannai Sivan Kovil by Vaithilinga Chettiyar from India (Arumugam, 1991). It was renovated and rebuilt in 1800 by the Vishvakula gold craftsmen and merchants sponsored by Pathar families in the area (Arumugam, 1991). More renovations were done to the temple in 1918, 1940, and 1970 (Arumugam, 1991).

References
1) Arumugam, S., 1991. More Hindu temples of Sri Lanka. London. p.58.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 27 September 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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