The timings of the temple : 04:30 AM to 10:00PM

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Lankayam Shankari Devi:
           The temple of Shankari Devi supposed to be in Sri Lanka at Trimkomali. At present there is no temple availble at this place and it is said that the temple was destroyed by Portugese people between 16th to 17th century
As per the priest's account, the Portuguese who invaded the island in the 17th century completely cannon balled from their ship and demolished the cliff top Devi temple. In its site stands a lone pillar, as a mute spectator.
the temple of Sankari devi which was exactly on the peak of a hill was ruined by foreign invadors. However, it is believed that the idol of amma has been preserved in the present temple which is by the side of the place where the idol originally used to be.
In due course, Dakshaprajapati himself had undertaken the yagna. He invited all the devatas except Lord shiva his son-in-law. Didichi, a sage by name enquired Dakshaprajapathi about the absence of shiva. Dakshaprajapathi told him, in no certain terms that he had neither invited nor intention to do so. Satidevi notice from Kailasha that devatas were proceeding towards Yagna in their respective mode of journey. Satidevi got hurt that her father did not invite them.

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About Shankari Devi Temple:

           The famed SHANKARI Temple, in Sri Lanka, is one of the 18 Devi Temples (Ashta Dasha Shakti Peethas). Many have heard the Ashtadasha Shakti Peetha Shloka starting with LANKAAYAAM SHAANKARI DEVI........... - composed by Sri Adi Shankara which means Shankari in Lanka. This Shloka enumerates the list of places of Devi temples which are considered to be part of the 18 Devi Peethas.

But almost nobody in Sri Lanka knew of any famous Devi Temple in the country. Even on Internet, not much authentic information was available. The temple is said to be in the famed town of Trincomalee on the eastern coast.
The Temple of Sri Shankari Devi according to the priest's in Trincomalee, say that the Portuguese who invaded the island in the 17th century completely cannon balled from their ship and demolished the cliff top Devi temple. In its site stands a lone pillar, as a mute spectator.

The present Shiva temple which is quite well known locally than the Shankari Temple was a recent construction. The Shiva is called as TRIKONESHVARA (Probably because it is in Trincomalee which is truly TRI CONA MALAI- meaning triangle shaped hill). There is a small Devi Shrine built adjacent the Shiva temple. The famed Bilva tree which is perched right on the edge of the hill some hundred meters above the Indian ocean. It is a exhilarating and spectacular sight to behold. All round, silence reflects which is needed most in this war torn nation rightfully called as a paradise. There is also a more famous Kali temple in the heart of the town to which devotees can make a visit en-route from the Shankari Temple.

How To Reach Sankari Devi Temple in Srilanka :


1 . Travelling From India To Bandaranaike International Airport :


Indian citizens need a visa to visit Sri Lanka. Visa exemption or visa-free access does not apply to India. A visa allows a stay of up to 30 days. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months on the date of entry. Most countries issue visas through embassies, visa on arrival offices or electronic visa (e-Visa) providers. The cost, processing time, requirements and types of visa issued vary. It is possible to stay longer than 30 days without leaving the country. You can do it by applying for a visa extension or getting a visa allowing a stay of more than 30 days. If you plan to exit and re-enter the country numerous times, a multiple-entry visa will simplify matters. You can stay up to 30 days during each visit, and no minimum gap is required between visits. Sri Lanka does also issue double-entry visa besides multiple-entry visa. We advise you not to overstay your visit at all costs. If you cannot avoid an overstay, however, you will most likely be fined an amount that costs more than a visa extension, visa run or new visa. In most cases, you will not be thrown in jail.


We advise you not to overstay your visit at all costs. If you cannot avoid an overstay, however, you will most likely be fined an amount that costs more than a visa extension, visa run or new visa. In most cases, you will not be thrown in jail. Indian citizens transiting in Sri Lanka should consult with their airlines about the possibility of getting a transit visa, maximum transit time allowed and flight delay policies. If you are flying point to point on a budget airline without a transit visa, you will need a tourist visa to clear immigration upon arrival.


2 . Bandaranaike International Airport To Colombo Fort : :


Bus 187 takes 90-120 mins from the airport to Colombo Fort

3 . Colombo Fort To Shankari Devi Temple,Trincomalee :


You can Book train using this link https://onlinebooking.exporail.lk/exporail/online.htm

Train Timing From Colombo To Sankari devi temple

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