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Knoneshwaran Hindu Temple, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Thirukoneswaram, or the Holy Koneswaram Temple, is a Hindu temple in Thirukonamalai (Trincomalee) on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The temple lies on a high rocky promontory surrounded on three sides by the sea. It bears a history of over three millennia with its records indicating its roots in 1580 BC. Koneswaram gains its name from the main deity of the temple, the Hindu God Shiva.

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