The Hindu Temple in Matale, Sri Lanka – Keep Calm and Wander

Hindu Temple in Matale - Keep Calm and Wander

This Hindu Temple in Matale is incredible and it has a very long name: Arulmigu Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam. Can you read that in 10 seconds? I bet you had to do it by syllables!

After climbing the Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya, we started driving to Kandy. Along the way, we stopped twice for some fresh coconut juice. Then, at Matale, while we were driving so slow because of the traffic, I saw this imposing temple in a quick glance that I had to tell the driver to stop. It took us 10 minutes to finally find a parking space but we had to walk back for 300 meters.

Arulmigu Sri Muthumariamman Thevasthanam Hindu Temple. The name is too long, right? But the locals, however, call it as Muthumariamman for short. Muthu means pearl; mari means rain; and amman means mother. This temple was built in honour of Mariamman, the Hindu goddess of rain and fertility.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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