Friday, October 1, 2021

Sri Manika Vinayagar Kovil

Sri Manika Vinayagar Kovil
Photo credit: Google street view

Sri Manika Vinayagar Kovil is a Hindu shrine situated in Bambalapitiya in Colombo District, Sri Lanka.

History
This temple has been built on a land plot used as a resting place by pilgrims heading towards Kataragama Devalaya about 120 years ago (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009). The Vinayagar temple was constructed here by the Indian Chetty community and it was developed to the present state gradually with the help of local Hindu devotees and political leaders (De Silva & Chandrasekara, 2009).

References
1) De Silva, N.; Chandrasekara, D.P., 2009. Heritage Buildings of Sri Lanka. Colombo: The National Trust Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-0093-01-4. p.115.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 3 October 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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