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KONASWARAM TEMPLE

Sri lanka

Koneswaram temple of Trincomalee(Tamil: திருக்கோணேச்சரம்கோயில்) also known as the ThirukonamamalaiKonesarKovil, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Thiru-KonamamalaiMaccakeswaramKovil, is a Hindu temple in Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka venerated by Saivites. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky promontory cape overlooking Trincomalee, a classical period harbour port town. The primary deity is the Hindu god Lord Shiva in the form Konesar. Koneswaram is the most famous Hindu temple of the island, and at its peak was revered as the "Rome of the Pagans/Hindus of the Orient" in Europe and the Middle East.