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Address: Murikandy village, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka

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Murukandy temple

My wife tells me of her memory in passing this land mark temple. She remembers, after 40 years, that this temple was the only lonely one,in the midst of no mans land in a virtual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
John G
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Kuantan District, Malaysia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little temple just before entering elephant pass. Drivers usually stop here to pray. Simple temple which receives lots of donations. Was told the collection from the undial was used to help the people affected by the war.

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Thank Beamboy82
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

On my way first I wanted to stop at a Shiva temple but due to floods I went to pray for Lord Ganesha first. with Ganesha's blessing I did achieve all my objectives of my trip.

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Thank sbalenthiran
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Very famous temple before and during the war period but its loosing its devotees currently due to couple of reasons. Excellent stopover place for a Colombo or long trip travelers from Jaffna.

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Thank Natraj S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife tells me of her memory in passing this land mark temple. She remembers, after 40 years, that this temple was the only lonely one,in the midst of no mans land in a virtual jungle What a change. Good roads and an excellent restaurant by the side

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Thank John G
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One place all stop travelling in or out of Jaffna for blessing. Even express trains stop and why not you and get blessed.

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Thank Sayandhan
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A popular hindu temple with so many folk tales regarding how it came about to being built. Hindu & Buddhists pilgrims all stop by to pay their respect. Be appropriately dressed as a mark of respect to Hinduism.

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1 Thank DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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542 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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Thank Roshni2011
Colombo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Mathurageethan
Suva
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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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1 Thank Aadhes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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