Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil

Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil, Jaffna

Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
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Hash - Tourist Guide Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka11 contributions
Feb 2021
This ancient Hindu temple also resides in the Nainathivu island. Temple is very colorful with lots of art work and murals. Visitors are expected to follow customary dressing rules and be respectful.
Written November 2, 2021
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Sivalingamsingapore
Singapore, Singapore138 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Dangerous boat ride to the temple. It is nice beautiful Hindu Amman temple located on Nainadivu island.
Written January 20, 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India1,082 contributions
Dec 2019
A massive temple, its architectural beauty and religious atmosphere wow you! The approach itself (across islands and causeways, with a ferry as the final leg) is very interesting as well.
Written January 12, 2020
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Crystal's
Colombo, Sri Lanka17 contributions
Apr 2019
Kurikadduwan Jetty (Pungudutivu Port) where you should go to take the boat to Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple, Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil and Neduntheevu (Delft Island).
Both Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple and Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil in same island.
If you traveling by bus from Jaffna, you can take the private or public bus from Jaffna Central Bus Stand, Hospital Road which leaving 6.30am. Bus number is 776 (Jaffna to Kurikadduwan). 33Km away from Jaffna which takes about 1 and half a hours of journey by bus.
Central Bus Stand Jaffna phone number 0094 212222281

Starting from 8am there are boats available, you get life jackets, some boats have good seating facilities too. They charge for about Rs 20 -30 per person. Hassle free travel in and out to the island as there are plenty of boats available from 8am to 4pm everyday.
Males supposed to take off the top (shirt/ t-shirt)
Females no dress code better to go in decent cloths as this a sacred place.
Written November 8, 2019
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Kris M
Wollongong, Australia90 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Walking beside both Hindus and buddhists onto crowded boats and experiencing their solemnity in each of the temples on the island is a treat. No facilities for tourists but kind people helped along the journey. Very crowded boats on the day we visited but it is a short and smooth boat trip
Written October 22, 2019
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JEBA
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka7 contributions
Aug 2019
have to take a short boat trip.the pier and the roadway are being developed with overhead solar lighting.cleanliness to be taken care of.visitors are provided with free vegetarian meals.can visit the buddist temple adjoining also.good experience.
Written September 10, 2019
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Siva S
17 contributions
Oct 2018
This temple is in one of the small islands which can be reached by bus and short boat ride. Very famouss temple among Hindus. For tourists worth a visit.
Every day, temple provide free lunch to people who visit. Basic food on a dry lotus leaf. Taste is 10/10. Not sure whether it is god's grace or the cooks' hard working. We loved the food and the atmosphere.
For non Hindus, it is a place of visit. Bus travel takes nearly an hour thru the sea. Long bridge is connecting the main land to the small island. Good sea breeze even though the weather is hot.
Written August 21, 2019
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,484 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Seventeen of us touring Jaffna as a group, visited Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil on 8th July 2019. Goddess “Naga Pooshani” or “Paththini” is the patron goddess of this kovil. This temple is quite close to the Nagadeepa Buddhist temple. Almost all devotees who visit the Buddhist temple also visit this kovil as Buddhism and Hinuduism are closely linked in the minds of most Buddhists.
The temple is large and colourfully decorated. Both Hindu and Buddhist devotees arrive here and pay their respects seeking divine intervention and assistance. Blessings of the goddess “Naga Pooshani” are sought by couples as well as pregnant ladies seeking her assistance and blessings to have healthy babies. Parents bring their new-born babies here to be blessed. Inside the temple, are tiny cots hung by such devotees to symbolize their faith.
The main Gopuram tower soars to a height of over 30 metres with sculpted and painted figures filling all four sides. This tower can be seen from far out in the sea.
Being a place of worship, visitors are required to dress modestly and behave with decorum. No footwear permitted within the premises. There are designated places to leave your footwear. Photography too is not permitted within though I was permitted to take a few photos after appealing to an authority.
The return journey from the temple was in a crowded boat that carried about 60 people back to the mainland KKD jetty.
Written July 16, 2019
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,560 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
There is not a great deal to see on this island so do visit this temple. It is small but very colourful - cows in evidence
Written May 1, 2019
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JDev2016
Jaffna, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Jan 2019
its natural place from jaffna town around 26 km travel by vehicle and 20 minute travel by board to reach temple
Written April 16, 2019
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