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The temple is located in Trimkomali, or Trincomalee on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.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.
- composed by Sri Adi Shankara which means Shankari in Lanka.Knowing this Lord Shiva removed one bunch of Jhatha from his head and hit it on the earth.From that Lord Veerabhadra has born and rushed to yaga spot and killed Daksha by cutting his head.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.In its site stands a lone pillar, as a mute spectator.These body parts have fallen at various places in India and Srilanka.
Where ever these parts have fallen the places are called Shaktipeethas.
It is a exhilarating and spectacular sight to behold.
All round, silence reflects which is needed most in this war torn nation rightfully called as a paradise.
He had 27 daughters and Sati devi is one among them. When Dashka entered the arena of a yaga performed by Agni, every one except Lord Shiva stood up as a mark of respect. Later when Daksha conducted a yaga him self , he did not invite his daughter and his son in law.
Though Sati felt bad because of the non invitation, she wanted to attend the yaga against the wish of Lord Shiva.
The present Shiva temple which is quite well known locally than the Shankari Temple was a recent construction.