Manavari temple is an important Hindu temple related to the ancient legend of “Ramayana”. This temple is located in Chilaw, Puttalam district of Sri Lanka. It’s a sacred place of worship for Hindus, especially for the Hindu pilgrims who travel along the Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka.
According to the Ramayana legend, Manavari is the first place where Lord Rama(hero king of Ramayana) installed the Shiva Lingam after ending the war with Ravana. This Shiva lingam in Manavari is called ‘Rama Lingam’ and it is believed that it’s the only has been named after Lord Rama other than the one in Rameswaram of India.
Manavari Temple: General Information
Where is Manavari temple located?
6 km North of Chilaw on Chilaw-Puttalam road.
What is the distance from Colombo to Manawari temple?
90 km from Colombo. Approximately a 2.5-hour drive
What are the opening and closing hours?
From 6.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m and 4.00 p.m to 7.00 p.m
Manavari temple contact number?
+94 324 923 996
Do I need entrance tickets to enter Manavari Temple?
No entrance tickets are needed. But if you are willing to participate in the pooja, a fee will be charged.
What are the other Ramayana sites in Sri Lanka?
- Koneswaram – Trincomalee
- Ram Sethu Bridge
- Kelaniya Temple
- Munneswaram Temple
- Seetha Amman Temple
- Ravana Cave
- Kataragama temple
- Dolu Kanda – Sanjeewani drops
- Seetha Kotuwa
- Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple – Ramboda
- Gayathri Peedam
- Mani Kattuther Rock – Labookelle Estate
- Sita Gooli
- Seetha Tear pond
- Ashok Vatika
- Hakgala Botanical Gardens
- Kanniya hot springs
- Ramboda falls
- Ritigala mountain