If you are visiting the eastern part of Sri Lanka, the quiet coastal city called Trincomalee is the place you ought to see. There are unspoiled beaches and since the majority here are Hindus there is a stunning Hindu temple locally known as in Pathirakali Amman Kovil.
If you are lodged at one of the resorts in Trincomalee, the temple is easily accessible. For instance, this place of worship is an easy 13-minute drive from Trinco Blu by Cinnamon. Since the temple is located centrally in the city, the bus and train stations are just a few minutes walk away.
The temple is unmissable with its unique exterior of splashes of colour! Figurines of gods adorn the exterior of the kovil. The temple is beautiful with all sorts of colours the eye could identify.
Devotees pay their homage to gods with great faith. It is a temple where people go for the ritual of dashing coconuts.
If you are interested in visiting, please keep to the local dress code. Ladies can wear colourful saree or shalwar with flowers in the hair and gold jewellery if you can get a hold of them. Men can wear a white sarong a bright coloured shirt