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October 1, 2008 / Naveen Sanagala

Trincomalee Shankari devi – First Among 18 Shakti Peethas

‘Lankayam Shankari Devi………    starts the Sloka of Ashta Dasha Shakti Peethas, written by Sri Jagadguru Aadi Shankaracharya.

Shankari Devi temple in Tricomalee, Srilanka is a prominent temple for Hindus. But, it is most rarely visited and it is very least popular in all AstaDasha Shakti peethas.

There is no information available about Shankari Devi even in internet.

Shanakri Devi Temple is situated in an east coast town of Srilanka, Tricomalee (Tri – Cona – Malai = a triangular hill).

Along with the temple of Shaankari Devi, there is a temple of Lord Shiva – TRIKONESHWARA Temple.

Portuguese people demolished these temples in 17th century.

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  1. venugopal / Dec 31 2009 7:44 am

    please send all the details of shankari devi at trikonamalai in Sri Lanka

  2. Rathnakumar / Jul 7 2010 7:56 am

    Hi, i am interested to visit this temple how to come from Chennai (India) pls inform the details of the Shankari Devi Temple.

    Thanking you,
    Rathnakumar.M

  3. kolavennu / Sep 22 2010 6:20 am

    hi
    we want to visit the temple , we stay in india , can u pls help us to reach to the temple, i could find only a few photos in the net

    thanks , request for a early reply

  4. kolavennu / Sep 22 2010 6:21 am

    hi we want to visit the temple, can u help us to reach to the temple, i could fine only a few photos

    thanks

  5. kolavennu / Sep 23 2010 11:17 am

    thanks for the information given

  6. Shri / Dec 21 2010 10:06 am

    Okay for everyone that is interested in visiting Shankari Devi, this is not the temple! The actual Shankari temple and the only Sakthi Peedam in all of Sri Lanka is in Nainativu, Sri Lanka. If you would like to visit, ask anyone about the glories of “Nagapooshani Ambal” as she is called in the native tongue Tamil. The reason there is not much information on “Shankari Devi” is because, she is more commonly known as “Nagapooshani Amman”. Please do your research.

    • Anonymous / May 19 2011 10:06 am

      The temple in Nainativu, Sri Lanka is dedicated to Goddess Indrakshi (Nagapooshani) – one of the 64 Shakti Peethas. Yes, it is the only Shakti Peetha in Sri Lanka (of the 64 Shakti Peethas). This forum is for the Ashta Dasha (18) Shakti Peethas. The only Ashta Dasha Shakti Peetha in Sri Lanka is in Trincomalee.

  7. Rajesh Kumar / Apr 20 2011 11:29 pm

    Hi, i am interested to visit this temple how to come from Chennai (India) pls inform the details of the Shankari Devi Temple.

  8. subramanyam / Jul 13 2014 3:16 pm

    hi iam from hyderabad i want to visit this temple how to darshan shankari devi ,any tour organiser from hyderabad please let us know the details

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