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. Before you head to Jaffna, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jaffna trip itinerary maker site , to make sure you see all that Jaffna has to offer, including Nallur Kovil.
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  • Located in jaffna town and its like the heart of jaffna. Many Hindus come for this place every day. You have to wear a proper dress and males have to unress the top  more »
  • It’s a religious place nice and well maintained. If you are visiting Jaffna go there make a wish n go... no cameras allowed inside temple/kovil  more »
  • The temple is of the important ones. Colors garish but less than others. The participation of the faithful heartfelt. Some wonder when I discovered that to get in I would have to take off my shirt and show bare-chested. I don't remember anything like this in the temples of Tamil Nadu. I recommend going at 17.00 because is the puja with greater participation and a very elaborate ritual. The music is very impressive especially for the trumpet: at times it seemed the Coltrane of raga. Nallur district there are nice restaurants for after the puja.
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Jaffna offers a scattered few accommodations for its visitors. They primarily take the form of guesthouses, with some more refined as well as some very basic options on the major boulevards and side streets close to the station. Take a peek close to the main green areas in town for some standard, purpose-built hotels, with larger rooms and a few more amenities. Alternatively, look around the peninsula for some more rural places to stay, primarily located near the coast.
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