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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.
Nainatheevu is an Island with worshiping places which were built in the ancient times. It is called Nagadeepa in Sinhala.
Dambakola Patuna Sri Sangamiththa Viharaya is one of the most visited places for worshiping by the visiting Buddhist people from the South. Lot of people living in Jaffna doesn’t know about this place with the name Dambakola Patuna, but they know this place as Mathagal Buddhist temple. So if you are looking for the direction of the temple whi;e in Jaffna, say it as "Mathagal Buddhist temple". Some of the people will come along with you to guide you to visit there. Of course they do it as a help and don't need to pay anything for them.
As per the Buddhist believe, Princess Sangamiththa landed with the Bo Sapling during the rule of king Devanampiyathissa (250-210 BC). That Bo Sapling was planted in Anuradapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya. Dambakola Patuna Viharaya (Jambokola Viharaya) was built to commemorate this event. There are no historical Monuments, structures or buildings can be seen at this site. Most of the buildings and structures are recently built ones.
Keerimalai Divine pond and the Naguleswaram temple are near to this place. So if you are starting from Jaffna town take the KKS Road and at the last point turn left and reach the Keerimalai Pond and Temple. After spending you time in the Keerimalai area take the Ponnalai - PointPedro Road 10 Km to reach Dambakola Patuna Sri Sangamiththa Viharaya. Ponnalai varatharaja Perumal (Vengadeshwara) Temple is another important place to visit in this area.
Saturdays and Sundays are less traffic on these roads. Night time visits are not recommended here as less people used to be out in the night. If you miss the route there is little few chance to get help at night times. Food, short eats mineral water and soft drinks are available in nearby shops. Mobile phones and Data Plan used to work here without any loss of signals. Reload and recharge facilities are available in the nearby communication shops. Water in the wells is good to drink. Bottled Mineral water is available as cooled oe normal one in shops.
Where to stay?
Tghalasevana Rest in KKS, Jaffna Naga Vihara Pilgrims Rest and there are many hotels and Guest houeses are available.
Location: Madagal, Jaffna, Northern Province.
Phone Numbers: +94 373987165 , +94 112219121, +94 112219311