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Munneswaram which is located on the country's north-western coastline is famous for its sylvan charm and enchantment, with its scenic surroundings, with vast acres of paddy and hemmed in by tanks, which irrigate all farming and cultivation there. Fishing, prawn farming and rubber cultivation are the major industries here.

The Munneswaram Temple is the foremost Hindu Temple, dedicated to Lord Ishwara, and is reminiscent of other celebrated and renowned temples like Koneswaram and Thiruketheeswaram, in which, three Sivalingams are enshrined named Moorthi (Idol), Theertham (Holy water point) and Thalam (temple).

The temple is a symbol of unity and glows with harmony in devotion among Sinhalese and Tamils, two of the major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka. This sacred place comes alive every year, with complex ritualistic festivities, ceremonies and processions, culminating with the water cutting ceremony that is always performed at the Deduru Oya,[ river] two miles off Chilaw, in September every year.

The north-western province is home to ancient Buddhist rock temples & magnificent citadels of Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa and Kurunegala. Impressive remains of those citadels, palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries provide exciting sightseeing for the visitor















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