Nallur Kovil, Jaffna

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • We went just as the poojas were ending - enormous temple. crowds of visitors rather than worshippers.  more »
  • We visited here at the end of the day around 5.30 PM where there was a small Puja carried out prior to closing the kovil. It was calm location. Please be mindful on what you wear as this is a...  more »
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  • The most beautiful temple in Srilanka 😊 one of best powerful temple I have ever seen.it has nice architecture and millions of devotes, specially all are visiting in every August 😍
  • Nallur Kandaswamy Temple is a must visit in Jaffna. But it should also be kept in mind that no photographs can be taken of the interior and will be considered an offence if failed to do so. Most importantly no man is allowed to enter the Temple with their upper body covered, in other words men should take off their shirt, t-shirt or whatever that coves their upper body. Whereas women should be dressed in a decent manner, and not reveal certain areas of their body.
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