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Nallur Temple

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Nallur Murugan Kovil Annual Festival.

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Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Kandaswamy Kpvil Festival 2021 Details.

Nallur Kandaswamy Temple Annual Festival details for the year 2018 are available here. The 2018 Nallur annual festival was started on, Thursday 16th of August 2018 and was ceremonially concluded on 9th September 2018. 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 2019. 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 take the Gods and used parade inside and outside of the temple complex. Worshippers used to stay on both sides of the route to pray to their deities.In this year 2020 the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil Festival will start on 25th July 2020 and will close on 17th August 2020.

Expatriate Srilanka Tamils came here in thousands to worship Lord Murugan during these annual festival days and to attend Poojas along with the local 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 were erected in the specially erected market. In this area lot of people gathered after the Nallur Murugan temple evening festivals and processions. Ice cream shops, coffee and snacks shops were the popular ones here. Lot of different tasty ice creams and milkshakes, Iced Coffee, Chinese rolls and Samosa were sold in these shops.

Due to this festival, many important streets around the temple were closed as usual for all the vehicles and the vehicle owners in Jaffna used alternative routes to travel to Jaffna town and Point Pedro town. Jaffna Municipal council looked after the sanitary, road maintenance and other administration works around the temple complex. The St John Ambulance brigade too assisted devotees with their first aid needs.

Trains including the Intercity, A/C buses, CTB buses and semi luxury buses did operated 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 were nearly fully occupied. Most of them were 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 in 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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