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Nallur Temple Annual Festival 2017.

5:13 AM 01/24/2017

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Murugan Temple Annual Festival 2017 will be celebrated around the months of July and August 2017 for 25 consecutive days. Poojas used to take place in the morning and in the evening where lot of devotees used to attend at these times. Tamil Hindus of Jaffna origin living in foreign countries and foreign tourists too visit Nallur Murugan temple during the festival season.

Sri Lanka police officers used to provide their service to maintain the law and order and to provide necessary protection for the devotees from the thieves. These police officers had thwarted many gold jewels snatching attempts in the previous years, during the festival days. The St John ambulance brigade used to provide first aid service around the Nallur temple complex during the festival days. Jaffna Municipal council used to maintain the temple area clean and tidy.

Visiting Nallur during Festival.

Make your hotel room bookings early as all the Jaffna hotels used to be fully occupied during the Nallur Temple festival. Private homes too are available on daily rental basis to the visiting people during the festival days. Sinhalese devotees can stay at the Jaffna Buddhist Vihara accommodation facility which is offered by the Naga vihara authorities. This pilgrims rest is located near to the Jaffna Railway station and it can be reached by walking from the train station.

Trains, luxury busses and mini coach used to run between Colombo and Jaffna for transport mean. There used to be special transport facility available between Jaffna town and Colombo city during this Nallur Temple festival season. The popular one is the Air-conditioned express train which used to charge Rs 1,500.00 per seat for one way travel. This fully air conditioned train starts at 5.10 am from Mount Lavania (Colombo) and used to travel through Wellawatte, Bambalapitiya, Colombo Fort and will reach Jaffna by 12.30 noon. Likewise it starts from Kankesanthurai at 1.15 PM and will reach Jaffna railway station at 1.45 and will reach Colombo by 8.45 PM.

There are 3 more train services too available where ticket prices ranging from Rs 350/- to Rs 1,800/- too are provided. Some class seats can be reserved 30 days prior to your travel plan.

2017 Nallur Temple Festival Schedule..

28/07/2017 (Friday)
Kailasa Vahanam and Santhanagopalar
KajavalliMahavalli and Vel Vimanam
Thandauthapani and Orumuga viza
Ther Festival
20/08/2017 (Sunday)
Vairavar Poosai

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