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Nallur Murugan Kovil Annual Festival 2017.

12:14 PM 18/08/2017

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Murugan Temple Annual Festival (Nallur Thiruvila) of 2017 is now going on in the morning and evenings. It did start on 28th July 2017 and will and will continue for 25 consecutive days. Lot of devotees, pilgrims and tourists are attending this "kovil thiruvila" now. In the final days more and more people are expected to visit here.

Tamil Hindus of Jaffna origins who are now living in foreign countries and foreign tourists too are visiting Nallur Murugan temple now along with the local residents.

Sri Lanka police officers are providing 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 past year festival times. The St John ambulance brigade is providing first aid medical service around the Nallur temple complex during these festival days. Jaffna Municipal council used to maintain the temple area clean and tidy. Lot of CCTV cameras are used to monitor the area around the Nallur Kandasamy temple complex to catch people who are Visiting Nallur Temple during Festival days.

Make your hotel room bookings early as all the Jaffna hotels used to be fully occupied during the Nallur Temple festival season. Private homes and rooms too are available for the visitors on daily rental basis during this festival days. There is a dress code applies for the visitors if they want to go near to the swami procession or when they are entering in to the temple.

Transport during Festival Season.

Trains, luxury busses and mini coaches are used to run between Colombo and Jaffna for to transport pilgrims. There used to be many special transport facilitities are available between Jaffna town and the Colombo city during this Nallur Temple festival season. The popular one is the Air-conditioned express train (Intercity train) used to charge Rs 1,500 per reserved seat for one way travel. This fully air conditioned train starts at 5.10 am from Mount Lavania station (Colombo) and used to travel through Wellawatte, Bambalapitiya, Colombo Fort and will reach Jaffna by 12.30 noon on the same day. Likewise it starts from Kankesanthurai (KKS) at 1.15 PM and will reach Jaffna railway station at 1.45 pm and will reach Colombo railway station by 8.45 PM night.

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.

46 seats Luxury buses and 41 seat semi luxury busses along with Toyota KDH and HiAce vans are running between Colombo and Jaffna. Seats for these busses can be booked in Wellawatte, Kotahena, Colombo and in Jaffna town.

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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