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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  • Nallur is a fascinating example of Hindu temple in Sri Lanka. We visited during afternoon puja (around 4pm) and felt very welcomed in by locals partaking in devotion. An incredible opportunity to see ...  more »
  • This was my Hindu temple highlight throughout Sri Lanka.Sprituelle atmosphere, atmospheric Puja, strange sounds and beautiful, rich decorated Anlage.Kleine wind chimes, many mirror ornaments... It was very touched to be guest.
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  • Nallur is one of the few kovils in the world that have been mentioned in the ancient history of Hinduism and it is highly recognized for its discipline in procedures of prayers. The morning poojawa be...  more »

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Where to stay in Jaffna

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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