But almost nobody in Sri Lanka knew of any famous Devi Temple in the country.
Even on Internet, not much authentic information was available.
From that Lord Veerabhadra has born and rushed to yaga spot and killed Daksha by cutting his head.
Later Shiva went to the spot and taken the body of sati from the fire and started dancing with it.
In its site stands a lone pillar, as a mute spectator.
The present Shiva temple which is quite well known locally than the Shankari Temple was a recent construction.
The Temple of Sri Shankari Devi according to the priest's in Trincomalee, say that the Portuguese who invaded the island in the 17th century completely cannon balled from their ship and demolished the cliff top Devi temple.You will get more interest and responses here than all paid dating sites combined!The Shakti Peethas (holy places of cosmic power) are places of worship consecrated to the goddess 'Shakti', the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect.The place Trinconmalee means a triangular shaped hill (Tri- cona- malee or malai). There is also a Kali temple which people visit enroute to Shankari Devi temple.Many have heard the Ashtadasha Shakti Peetha Shloka starting with LANKAAYAAM SHAANKARI DEVI...........