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Address: Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Historical sacred Hindu temple

Very serene. All males are required to enter the temple without any upper garment. And no photos inside

Reviewed December 24, 2016
Hasita
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Very serene. All males are required to enter the temple without any upper garment. And no photos inside

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed December 22, 2016

Temple is really beautiful. Men's has to go inside without shirts. I went there during noon and in the evening it might be even more pleasant. Take time for sure.

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Forest Glen, Australia
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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This Kovil is a beautiful place, obviously sacred to Hindu worshippers. A kind man (priest?) took the time to put ash and a dot on our foreheads. It's a shame that the central pool has rubbish in it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

It is a huge temple and beautifull atmosphere. The inside of the temple is clean and peaceful. Was very impressed.

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Thank vasvilla
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

So very important place of worship to Hindus, this place is revered by thousands during its festivities. You feel a sense of reverence when you enter its portals. Should never miss visiting this place if you're in Jaffna.

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Thank Lalindra J
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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Looks great and has a majestic sense to it. You need to leave your shoes behind. And if a man wants to enter the tempel take off your t shirt. Beautiful paintings on the wall. They are renovating this place. We walked and we did not have to pay entrance fee or a donation. Recommended to see this place, 1... More 

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 13, 2016

A place visited with respect and honor. Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna District of Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It stands in the town of Nallur.

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

Nallur Kovil is considered a very holy place by Hindus. It is a great place to visit, especially at pooja times. However many have indicated that it is difficult to find out what times the temple is open and I asked the officials of the temple. Following are the opening times : Sunday- Thursday & Saturday:- 4am - 5am; 7:30... More 

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 3, 2016

The temple itself is massive & imposing - a short walk from the town center - the day we went it was closed - the views from outside were more then memorable

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Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a very important site for Hindus and all males have to strip to the waist. As non-Hindus we were tolerated but more or less ignored by the throngs of worshipers. Inside to place is huge with a central bathing pool. Worship at 5 PM was accompanied by much clanging of bells.

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