Gangaramaya Temple

sights / Religious

Gangaramaya Temple information

Location
Colombo , Sri Lanka
Address
Sri Jinaratana Rd
Col 2
Telephone
+94 232 3038
More information
www.gangaramaya.com
Opening hours
5.30am-10pm, museum donation Rs 100
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Run by one of Sri Lanka’s more politically adept monks, Galboda Gnanissara Thera, this bustling temple complex has a library, a museum and an extraordinarily eclectic array of bejewelled and gilded gifts presented by devotees and well-wishers over the years (plus one lonely and chained temple elephant named Ganga). Gangaramaya is the focus of the Navam Perahera on the February poya (full-moon) day each year. This is the centre for the most extravagant Vesak celebrations in Colombo.