Historic Trinco Koneswaram Temple festival begins

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 16:52 GMT]
The twenty-day annual festival of the historic Trincomalee Koneswaram Temple located inside the Fort Frederick in the east port town began Tuesday morning with the flag-hoisting event. The THER (chariot) festival will be held on April 27th, Theertham (water cutting) festival on April 28 at Papanasam Theerthakerni and Theppam festival on April 30, temple society sources said.

The original temple was built around six thousand years ago and later renovated by King Kulakottan. The Portuguese destroyed it in the year 1624 on the Tamil New Year Day, according to chronicles.

The new temple was again built in the year 1963 after 339 years.

Koneswaram temple.
Historic Trinco Koneswaram Temple


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