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“Amazing”
Review of Nallur Kovil

Nallur Kovil
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Jaffna
Certificate of Excellence
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The nicest kovil we have seen in Sri Lanka. It is really worth visiting. The kovil is huge and well preserved. The same measures apply like in other kovils – no shoes, no shirts for men.

Visited March 2014
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Honokaa, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“just another Hindu temple”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

we've seen lots of awesome Hindu Temples in India. Nallur Kovil is maybe an important Temple for the Tamils in Jaffna but not a true gem regarding architecture and not worth the long detour to Jaffna.

Visited February 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A large Hindu Kovil”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is a Hindu religious place (Kovil). While we went there there was a religious function and we were watching it from out side. Lots of males were bear bodied. We liked the Nagasalam plying the drums and trumphets.

Visited February 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Watching the devotees”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Didn't actually go in this time.. just spent time watching the devotees and taking photographs from the outside..

Visited January 2014
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nallur Kovil of the Jaffna...”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Nallur Kovil of the Jaffna... It's situated in the city at a walking distance from most of the tourists rest houses and hotels. The Kovil is revered for it's sacred Murugan or Skandha diety. All people have to remove their footwear and men have to remove their shirts as well before entering the Kovil's structure. I was there during the pooja time, during which the music is played to please the god. The place is airy and maintained beautifully. The open ground outside the Kovil structure gives ample scope for taking pictures of the grand Kovil.

Visited January 2014
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