Beautiful Maha Laxmi statue at Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple.

Why You Need To Visit

  • A Cultural Landmark

    Origins of this temple can be traced to a small shrine in the 1850s. The temple’s history began when the statue of the Elephant God, Lord Vinayagar was discovered after it was found washed up in a body of water, beside a Chempaka tree (Senpaga in Tamil).

  • Home to Exquisite Craftsmanship

    This place of worship is filled with beautiful works of architecture, including a towering musical pillar that produces different notes when tapped, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

  • Community Gathering

    More than just a monument, this temple is a vibrant place of worship for Ceylonese Hindus, including a range of religious celebrations and educational programs such as the Tamil New Year and Saiva Samaya School that one can look forward to.