An 18ft statue of Lord Hanuman towers at the entrance of this kovil which is situated in the beautiful Nuwara Eliya. The kovil was built around 1999 and marks its speciality, on having the tallest Hanuman statue in Sri Lanka. The special poojas conducted during the poya days is a grand event during which the statue of Lord Hanuman is extensively decorated with flowers and silk. The celebrations for Hanuman Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Hanuman, starts here before 10 days and ends in an impressive manner with chariots and parades. One lakh different names of the lord is chanted and poojas are done during the ten days, engulfing spectators in a holy vibe during the period.
|Venue name:||Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple|
Nuwara Eliya Road
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am – 1pm, 3.30pm – 6.30pm|