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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This temple is dedicated to Kandaswamy or Murugan, the 2nd son of Shiva. Not only is it a beautiful temple, the rituals are done in the most amazing manner. Try to be there by 5.30 pm to witness the idol being brought in a chariot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Nallur Kovil in an evening around 6.15 p.m. and it was closing. Kovil has one of the finest architecture with regard to kovils and as its quite large, takes a while to go around.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with the family. Just to say you have to take your shirt off to go inside. There are really good sculptures all around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Detritus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nallur Temple ( Kovil ), one of he most religious place in Srilanaka,millions of people going there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jayanthe D
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Nallur Kovil is a very big temple but you can only visit a small portion of it and pictures are forbidden inside. It’s a beautiful building and best in the afternoon so after your visit you can enjoy a good ice cream nearby.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

If was amazing if you visit Jaffna in Srilanka you should visit this amazing place Devotees waiting for Poona performance and men half bare bodied waking around with silence is quite breathtaking

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Our first visit the day after we arrived in Jaffna. Beautiful temple. calm and serene. surely a must visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful kovil making for some great shots of this cultural and religious icon of jaffna. You can go inside men have to take their shirts off and women should be covered appropriately. It feels very holy particularly when the ceremonies and worships are taking place....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

First time tried to get in it was closed. We returned at 3.30pm and it was open. People were coming in, music being played; the atmosphere was good. Men have have to take their shirts off as well as hats etc. We had a good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is the main and popular Hindu temple here. A beautiful architectural temple. The annual festival attracts lots of Hindus from all over.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from suesalford | Reviewed this property |
There is definitely a train from Colombo to Jaffna, in fact the train track has been reinstated and modernised following the civil war. Most trains have an ac first class and non ac second and third class. I am sure there... More
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dinithm1
13 April 2017|
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Response from Hasita | Reviewed this property |
Modest dress. Men long pants or wraparound cloth (Dhoti as it is referred to) and bare top - upper body not covered. Ladies, dress length to ankle level and no tank tops etc. It is a very sacred place of worship and may I... More
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Response from Muttukrishnan K | Reviewed this property |
yes lot of hotels at varies prices around the Nallur area
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