A church at the shore

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From 1580, when the first church was built in Jaffna, by the Portuguese-the Christianity started to flourish in the peninsula.Many people were converted into christianity and sooner it became a religion to be followed by most of the people in the land, second to Hinduism.Due to the geography of Jaffna it was easy to access it by ships and boats, and it is obvious that christianity is being followed by most of the fishing communities at the coastal stretch of the region.Beautiful churches can be seen everywhere, at the beautiful locations- spreading religious harmony in the region.


Nallur Kandaswamy Temple

Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, Constructed in 1749 A.D, this Hindu Temple is considered as an icon of Jaffna.With its unique architecture,colorful buildings,and powerful god Lord Muruga – this temple is steadily becoming a¬†tourist¬†attraction in Jaffna – Sri Lanka.The main ‘ Nalloor Thiruvizha ‘ ( Nallur Festival ) happens every year along with few other festivals like Sooran Poar happening throughout the year.A visit to Jaffna without visiting the Nallur Temple is almost like not visiting the real Jaffna.

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Front view of Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna.

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Inside view picture of Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna – Sri Lanka, is famous for its unique colorful architecture.

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People worshiping lord murugan in Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna during a festival day.

People worshipping in Nalloor Kandaswamy Temple

Worshipers inside Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna during a festival time.