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Nallur Kandasamy Temple Annual Festival.

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Kandasamy temple annual festival used to take place in the month of July or August according to Tamil first moon day in these months. Nallur temple is not a tourist destination for entertainment. t is a worshiping place for the Tamil Hindu community and other believers in God Skanda. Worshipers coming to this temple used to attend poojas in their Tamil traditional dresses. So take necessary precautions not to harm the feelings of the devotees coming over here to attend their god's annual festival. From the Jaffna town you can reach the temple within 20 minutes of time with a tuk tuk. Normally the temple opens in the mornings till noon. And then in the evening it will open and will close early night.

Nallur Temple Opening Time, Saturday to Thursday

6.00 AM - 12.00 Noon
3.00 PM - 5.45 PM
Fridays: 6.00 AM till 5.45 PM

What to observe when visiting inside of the temple?

Short History of Nallur Temple.

This Nallur Murugan Temple is located 1.5 km from the Jaffna bus stand on the Point Pedro Road. It was built in 15th century by Sanpaha Perumal the king of Kotte. Later king Kanagasuriyan and his descendants managed the Nallur Temple till to the arrival of the Portuguese. Still now during the ceremonial events King Bhuvanekabahu's name used to be praised by the chief priest.

Portuguese captured Jaffna in 1560 and one of the Portuguese General Philip de Olivera demolished the historic Kandaswamy Temple in 1610 the temple and erected a Christian Church. Later Jaffna fell to the Dutch in 1658. During their time Don Juan Ragunatha Mappana Mudaliyar built the temple in this new position with stone and brick in the year 1734. His descendants are carrying duties as trustees of the temple after his period..

All the Hindu festivals including Pongal, Deepavali, Tamil New Year and other festivals are celebrated here according to the Hindu calendar.

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