Seenigama Devol Devalaya

Seenigama Devol Devalaya


Seenigama Devol Devalaya located on the beach beyond the 96th mile post on the Colombo-Galle Expressway in Hikkaduwa Weragoda in the Galle District is believed to be around 1300 years old. But only evidence of a 300 year written history of the Seenigama Devol Devalaya remains.

Seenigama Devol Devalaya Sacred Area can be seen on a slightly higher rock that looks like it is floating in the middle of the sea about 300 meters from the land. Although it was located on land in the distant past, it has been gradually eroded by the sea for many years and is now located in the middle of the sea about three hundred meters from the land today.

The ancient book states that the Seenigama Devol Devalaya was dedicated to Goddess Pattini in ancient times and that the people of Sri Lanka performed poojas for Goddess Pattini.

Many people go to Seenigama to pray to God to tell them about their troubles and some of the things they have lost. Some even go to Seenigama to seek revenge. That means grind the peppers.

Also, there is an opinion that incurable diseases can be cured by visiting the Seenigama Devol Devalaya. The Seenigama Devol Devalaya has the world's first and only Manimekhala deity. The goddess Manimekhala is second only to the Pattini mothers. Pattini is considered to be the mother who gives opportunity to the wristbands. Manimekhala is considered by our people to be the goddess of the sea.

The whole of Seenigama was devastated by the 2004 tsunami, but miraculously nothing happened to the Devalaya. Today, Seenigama is a major tourist attraction .


Related Videos

Religious Places - Sri Lanka

Best Religious Places
Religious Places

Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country with a very proud history of Buddhism. That is why there is a large number of Buddhist thinkers all over the country. We have created this page to make it easier for you to find information about your favorite place if you are a tourist who likes to visit religious places in Sri Lanka. It also includes places of interest for Hindu and Islamic Catholic religions.

Read more

Best Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Most Popular
Destinations to Travel
Best Things To Do In Matale

Sri Lanka is a small island in the Asian region and has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. The climate here is tropical. Throughout the year you can experience a variety of climates. There are many things you can do in Sri Lanka to enjoy a beautiful and memorable vacation. The most popular of these are mountaineering, waterfall viewing, wildlife viewing, safaris, jungle trekking, sightseeing, Surfing.

Read more

Best Beaches In Sri Lanka

Best Beaches In Sri Lanka

The coastline around Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It can be classified as South Coast, West Coast, Southwest Coast, North Coast, Northeast Coast, East Coast, Southeast Coast, Northwest Coast. What you can do on the beaches of Sri Lanka: surfers paradise, Viewing coral reefs, Watching the sunset and sunrise, Whale watching, Watching dolphins, Watching beautiful sea fish, Deep sea fishing, Stilt Fishing, Visiting underwater museums, Swimming, Riding the boat, Yoga activity, For a beautiful walk along the beach, For various world water sports, Island kiting, Surf & Yoga.

Read more