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.