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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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Nallur Murugan Kovil Annual Festival.

6:35 AM 7/29/2022

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil Festival 2022.

Nallur Kandaswamy Temple Annual Festival details for the year 2018 is available here. Thousands of devotees did attend the daily Pooja ceremonies during the mornings and in the evenings on those festival days. The next Annual festival of Nallur temple will take place in this year. During the annual festival days, thousands of Tamil Hindu devotees visited here to worship Lord Murugan, Valli and Devanai Ammn. Specially made chariots and traditional "Vaganangal" were used to carry the Gods and used to parade inside and outside of the temple complex. Worshippers used to stay on both sides of the route to pray to their deities. Special annual poojas used to take place on the Tamil New Year, Thai Pongal Day, and on the Deepawali festival dates. On these dates lot of worshippers used to gather in this temple. Pooja times used to be marked outside of the temple for these special days. People used to bring offerings to the God on silver trays and offer them to the temple priest after the special poojas over. The "Ther" festival day used to draw lot of devotees to this Nallur Murugan Temple.

Expatriate Srilanka Tamils used to come here in thousands to worship Lord Murugan during these annual festival days and to attend Poojas along with the local Hindu community. This annual 25 days festival used to be celebrated continuously every year following the "Aadi Amavasai" day. Hundreds of thousands of devotees attended Poojas in the evening festival sessions as the climate here was cool in the night. Lot of Sri Lanka police personal were deployed on guard duty during the festival days. Roads near to the temple were closed during those "thiruvila" days

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Temporary shops used to be erected in the specially made market. In this area lot of people used to gathered after the Nallur Murugan temple evening festivals. Ice cream shops, coffee and snacks shops are the popular ones here. Lot of different kinds of ice creams and milkshakes, Iced Coffee, Chinese rolls and Samosas used to be sold in these shops. Due to this festival, many important streets around the temple will be closed. Vehicle owners in Jaffna used to travel on alternative routes to travel to Jaffna town and Point Pedro town. Jaffna Municipal council looks after the sanitary, road maintenance and other administration works around the temple complex. The St John Ambulance brigade too assists devotees with their first aid needs.

Trains including the Intercity (Rs 2,800/-) , A/C buses (Rs 2,500/-), CTB buses and semi luxury buses do operate between Colombo and Jaffna to transport the devotees during the Jaffna Nallur Temple annual festival. All the hotels, lodges and rental homes in and around the Jaffna city are expected to be fully occupied during this time. They used to be reserved many months before the festival. People in a hurry to visit Jaffna or Colombo had been 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 Festival Dates, 2018.

16/08/2018 Thursday1st DayKodiyetram
Morning 10.00 am
25/08/2018 Saturday10th DayManjam
Evening 17.00 pm
01/09/2018 Saturday17th DayArunagirinathar Utchavam
அருணகிரிநாதர் உற்சவம்
Evening 19.00 pm
02/09/2018 Sunday18th DayKarththigai Utchavam
கார்த்திகை உற்சவம்
Evening 17.00 pm
03/09/2018 Monday19th DaySooryotchavam
Morning 07.00 am
04/09/2018 Tuesday20th DaySanthanagopalar
Kailasa Vahanam
கைலாச வாகனம்
Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
05/09/2018 Wednesday21st DayKajavalli Mahavalli
Vel Vimanam
வேல் விமானம்
Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
06/09/2018 Thursday22nd DayThandauthapani Utchavam
தண்டாயுதபாணி உற்சவம்
Orumuga thiruviza
ஒருமுகத் திருவிழா
Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
07/09/2018 Friday23rd DaySapparam
Evening 17.00 pm
08/09/2018 Saturday24th DayTher
Morning 07.00 am
09/09/2018 Sunday25th DayTheerththam
Morning 07.00 am
10/09/2018 Monday26th DayPoongavanam
Evening 17.00 pm
11/09/2018 Tuesday27th DayVairavar Poosai
வைரவர் பூசை
Evening 17.00 pm

Images of the Nullur Temple Festival.

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