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Nallur Annual Festival 2016.

6:06 AM 9/8/2016

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Annual Festival of the year 2016 has concluded successfully where 300,000 devotees visited in a single festival day. The annual festival was started on 8th of August 2016, where thousands of devotees attend the ceremonies in the morning and in the night and later on 03rd September 2016 the festival came to end of its annual festival. The next Annual festival of Nallur temple will take place in the year 2017.

During this festival days thousands of Tamil Hindu devotees visited here to worship Lord Murugan in the morning and in the evening. This used to include Srilanka expatriates mostly Tamils who are coming here to worship Lord Murugan during this annual festival and to attend Poojas along with the local community. This annual 25 days festival used to be celebrated continuously every year.

Hundreds of thousands of devotees attended Poojas in the evening festival sessions as it was not hot in the night times. Lot of police personal were deployed on guard duty during the festival days even though many women had lost their gold chains to thieves who used to mingle with people as devotees. Some of the gold chain snatchers were caught red handed when they were in action by the police officers.

There were hundreds of temporary shops were set up in the specially erected market and here too lot of people gathered after the Nallur murugan temples' evening festivals and processions.

Due to this festival many important streets around the temple were closed as usual for all the vehicles and the vehicle owners in Jaffna were asked to use alternative routes to travel. Jaffna Municipal council looked after the sanitary, road maintenance and other administration works around the temple. Sri Lanka police officers too provided their valuable service to the visitors, while the St John Ambulance brigade had assisted the devotees with their first aid needs.

Trains, A/C buses, CTB buses and semi luxury buses used to ran between Colombo and Jaffna to transport the devotees during the Sri Lanka, Nallur Temple annual festival. All the hotels, lodges and rental homes in around the Jaffna city were nearly fully occupied as they were booked very early. People in a hurry to visit Jaffna or Colombo had ben asked to visit the railway station and look for seats that are cancelled.

Most people traveled by A/C buses and by CTB buses for their travelling in between Jaffna town and Colombo city. Sri Lanka now offers best public transport system on the road with new busses.

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Important Nallur festival Dates in 2016

Here are the important annual festival days of the Nallur Murugan temple's 25 day festival. Up to 10 days after the commencement of the festival relatively small number of devotees gathered for the Pooja and after the 10th day lot of people visited the temple premise. On the "Ther" festival day nearly 300,000 devotees and visitors were accounted by the temple authorities.

People were advised to come in traditional dresses and without wearing much gold jewels. There were enough police officers were on guard although people were asked to take care of their valuables and belongings. Also the people were requested to keep hold of their children as they used to be lost in the crowd.

Date DayFestival Time
08-08-20161st DayMondayKodiyetramMorning 10.00 am
17-08-201610th DayWednesdayManjamEvening 17.00 pm
23-08-201616th DayTuesdayArunagirinatharEvening 19.00 pm
24-08-201617th DayWednesdayKarththigaiEvening 17.00 pm
26-08-201619th DayFridaySooryotchavamMorning 07.00 am
27-08-201620th DaySaturdaySanthanagopalar - Kailasa Vahanam Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
28-08-201621st DaySundayKajavalliMahavalli - Vel Vimanam Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
29-08-201622nd DayMondayThandauthapani Orumuga viza Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
30-08-201623rd DayTuesdaySapparamEvening 17.00 pm
31-08-201624th DayWednesdayTher FestivalMorning 07.00 am
01-09-201625th DayThursdayTheerththamMorning 07.00 am
02-09-201626th DayFridayPoongavanamEvening 17.00 pm
03-09-201627th DaySaturdayVairavar PoosaiEvening 17.00 pm

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