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Murikandy Pillayar Shrine

Address: Murikandy village, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #15 of 16 things to do in Jaffna
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Jaffna District, the northernmost region of the Island of Sri Lanka, is one of the oldest habitation sites in Lower South Asia, populated by Tamil speaking people. Jaffna is situated within ten degrees of latitude to the north of the equator. It is in close proximity to the sub-continent of India and separated from it by the Palk Strait and... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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195 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

You will not miss this shrine on the road to Jaffna , as you approach Kilinochchi -- everyone stops here to pay their respects and the area was full of people and vehicles when we went there. It is a holy place. According to legend, a holy man who died and was buried by a group of workers looking for... More 

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Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Once upon a time it was a nice shrine and famous place. Now it is not that so. Because of the road developpment authority bypassed the temple and may be political and religious influence on it. Now the holiness is not there. I felt that when I visit last time. It was a very busy place once upon a time.

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Suva
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148 reviews 148 reviews
95 attraction reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It is a Hindu temple, God Ganesha is in the main shrine it is the harden believe that this God protect their travel so all most all the drivers stop at this place , pray and go some break a coconut at this place. this is believe is there from time immemorial and still followed.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It's a mut-stop for most travellers on the A9 highway to visit the shrine to and from Jaffna to invoke God's blessings. A new vegetarian restaurant is now available in the vicinity for a qucik snack or a meal.

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Now only they are rebuilding the temple. It was damaged due to the civil war. But People are still respect the god and do stop there vehicle and pray the god and continue their journey.

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