‘Lankayam Shankari Devi……… starts the Ashta Dasha Shakti Peetha Slokam, written by Sri Jagadguru Aadi Shankaracharya. Shankari Devi temple in Tricomalee, Srilanka is a prominent temple for Hindus. But, it is most rarely visited and it is very least popular in all Astadasha Shakti peethas.
Shanakri Devi Temple is situated in an east coast town of Srilanka, Tricomalee (Tri – Cona – Malai = a triangular hill). Along with the temple of Shaankari Devi, there is a temple of Lord Shiva – TRIKONESHWARA Temple (Koneshwaram Temple). The actual name of this place was Thirukonamalai from which the new name Trincomalee is emerged. The 6th century’s Tamil literature works have got references of Thirukoneshwaram temple.
Portuguese people demolished these temples in 17th century. Now we can see the new & renowned versions of temples.