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Nallur Kovil, Jaffna

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Exceptionally colorful and steeped in history, Nallur Kovil represents the largest complex of Hindu temples in the country. Built in 1734, this shrine serves as the hub of the area's religious activity, so you'll always have a chance to observe local customs and traditions. Ring a brass bell or say a prayer at the sacred tree in the southern courtyard before exploring the nearby eateries and other attractions. Make Nallur Kovil a part of your Jaffna vacation plans using our Jaffna tour planner.
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  • It's a beautiful Lord Murugan temple, located on very large grounds. The temple gives you a special feeling that you will instantly feel. We were there for the morning prayers which was about 10.30 am...  more »
  • Nice to mingle with this colorful, crowd that speaks to you gentiment.mesdames do not forget to have covered shoulders and pants. No shorts for men or below the knee and shirtless
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  • One of the most famous and important Hindu shrines in Sri Lanka. It's open (and most rewarding) during puja, around 17.00 in the afternoon. There are ice cream parlours on the main street nearby.  more »
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  • This is a very famous Murugan temple in Sri Lanka. And this temple has long history.
  • Nallur (Tamil: நல்லூர்; Sinhalese: නල්ලූර් ) is a town in the northern Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. It is located 3 km south from the city centre of Jaffna. Nallur is famous for the Nallur Kandaswamy temple a popular place of worship and respectively the largest Saiva temple on the peninsula. It is also famous for being the historical capital of the old Jaffna Kingdom and birthplace of renowned philosopher and theologian Arumuka Navalar.
  • Perhaps the most important Hindu kovil in Sri Lanka. Inside ambience is truly a wonderful experience for travelers. However you are not allowed to take photographs inside.
  • Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jaffna district located on a peninsula of the same name. With a population of 88,138, Jaffna is Sri Lanka's 12th largest city
  • We visit to jafna after that we gone to nallur kandashami kovil.