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Pathirakali Amman Temple is a Hindu temple of the goddess Kali who is believed to be an incarnation of goddess Kali Amman located in Trincomalee which is in the eastern province of Sri Lanka. The temple is built in the classical Dravidian style of architecture which is similar to the temple styles found in South India. The temple has a beautiful design and interior along with beautiful sculptures which are nothing short of excellence. Along with temple design, there is also an appropriate description and plenty of stories which have been visualized in the statues.
The Pathirakali Amman Temple is a part of the temple complex of the ancient Trincomalee Koneswaram Temple Compounds. Further, the temple is also close to the Trincomalee Hindu College. The history of the temple dates back to the Chola kings from the 11th Century, and it has been attracting pilgrims ever since. The temple also holds an annual festival which is called the ‘Mahotsavam’ which lasts for about ten days and ends along with the Chariot festival of the Koneswaram temple. So, if you plan to visit the Koneswaram temple, do make it a point to visit the great awe-inspiring Pathirakali Amman Temple to have a complete religious and spiritual experience.
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