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Nallur Temple

Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.

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Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.


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Nallur Murugan Kovil Festival 2023.

6:55 AM 5/21/2023

Nallur Murugan Temple Festival

Nallur Kandaswamy Temple Annual Festival in 2023 will be celebrated as usual for 25 days. Preparations for the 2023 Annual Festival is being arranged jointly by the Nallur Temple Authorities and the Jaffna Municipal Council. Every year, Nallur festival used to take place on the sixth day following the "Aadi Amavasi Viratham" day. People who want to attend the Nallur Temple can plan their journey to get there in time. Sri Lanka is recovering from its economic collapse. Traveling, Accommodation and the meal prices had gone up due to current economical situation. During the festival season, the footwear keepers may request Rs 100/- per pair from the tourists. In the meantime during festival, if you want to go near to the parading deity, men are requested not to wear shirts or T-shirts. Temple Authorities expect visitors to come in with traditional dresses.

Under the Nallur Murugan Kovil Festival 2023, Nallur temple authorities did welcomed the Jaffna municipal council authorities to participate in the event. Jaffna Municipal council used to supply maintenance of the festival roads, lighting and to assis with the devotees health care.

Katunayake Airport to Wellawatte (Colombo-06), A/C Van Service Price: Rs 6,500/-+ (One way only)

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Traveling to Nallur Temple.

Direct Colombo - Jaffna train service for the Nallur Murugan Temple Festival will not be available in this year 2023. This Train Service is now interrupted due to track repair works. Direct train service will not be available till 2024 January. Travelers can use the direct luxury bus service to reach Nallur.
Colombo - Jaffna, Luxury bus ticket price is between Rs 3,000/- up to Rs 4,000/- per passenger.
Jaffna passengers can use the Train service up to Anuradhapura. Then you have to get down with your bags at Anuradhapura and catch a bus to Vavuniya. In Vavuniya go to the station board the Sri Devi Train to reach Jaffna.


Normally Colombo - Jaffna A/C Express Train ticket price is Rs 3,200/- (6:30 hours travel) . Tickets can be reserved from 30 days prior to your travel date. NIC or Passport is Required to make reservation of the train seat.
Yarldevi Train ticket price A/C Rs 2,800/- Second Class Rs 1,900/-.
In addition two trains with the name as Vavuniya Intercity and Vavuniya Night mail will operate up to Jaffna after 2024.

Colombo Accommodation Price.

Wellawatte and Dehiwala Area 3 Room service Apartment.
Daily Rental Price: Rs 6,000/- up to 11,000/-

2023 Jaffna Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil Annual

Festival (Jaffna). (Source)
யாழ்ப்பாணம் நல்லூர் கந்தசுவாமி கோவில் 2023 திருவிழா.

Date Day Festival Time
20/08/2023 Start Day Vairavar Utchavam
வைரவர் உற்சவம்
Evening 17.00 pm
21/08/2023 1st Day Kodiyetram
Morning 10.00 am
30/08/2023 10th Day Manjam
Evening 17.00 pm
04/09/2023 17th Day Arunagirinathar Utchavam
அருணகிரிநாதர் உற்சவம்
Evening 19.00 pm
05/09/2023 18th Day Karththigai Utchavam
கார்த்திகை உற்சவம்
Evening 17.00 pm
08/09/2023 19th DaySooryotchavam
Morning 06.45 am
09/09/2023 20th Day

Kailasa Vahanam
கைலாச வாகனம்

Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
10/09/2023 21th Day Kajavalli Mahavalli
Vel Vimanam
வேல் விமானம்

Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
11/09/2023 22st Day

Thandauthapani Utchavam
தண்டாயுதபாணி உற்சவம்
Orumuga thiruviza
ஒருமுகத் திருவிழா

Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
12/09/2023 23nd Day Sapparam

Evening 17.00 pm
13/09/2023 24rd Day Ther
Morning 07.00 am
14/09/2023 25th Day Theerththam
Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
15/09/2023 26th Day Poongavanam
Evening 17.00 pm
16/09/2023 27th Day Vairavar Poosai
வைரவர் பூசை
Evening 17.00 pm


2023 India கந்தஷஷ்டி விரதம். Skanda Shasti Viratham - Nallur, Jaffna.
13th November 2023 Kanthasasti Viratham Start
18th November 2023 Sooran Por
சூரன்போர் - Sooran Por, Nallur.
Paranai 19th November 2023.(Dates are from Thiruchendur Temple, India)

Images of Nullur Kandaswamy Temple Festival.

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