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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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  • Fantastic experience with beautiful buildings intense atmosphere with bells, drums and wind instrument-fire ceremony and total submission – some threw himself flat down on the floor during prayer. Very hospitable without expectations about donation.dk
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  • We loved the Nallur Temple! For anyone visiting Jaffna this is a must see! It's beautiful to look at both inside and out, lovely and peaceful to wander around. 
  • The facility is very nice. Fresh restored - stone sculptures decorated with beautiful colored ornaments adorn the roofs of the towers. The Interior has just been renovated. MN can see devout Hindus during prayers. A few tourists were also there. The bottom line - the high light of Jaffna
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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.