Saivites throughout the continent venerate Konesvaram temple in Trincomalee
, Sri Lanka. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky cape overlooking Trincomalee
, a classical period harbour port town. The primary deity is the Hindu God Lord Shiva in the form of Konesar. At its summit is the Konesar temple; the main shrine of the Koliesvaram Temple Compounds, is one of three ancient connected Hindu temples on Swami Rock with a considerably sized Gopuram.