Jaffna , where the Tamils inhabit the most in Sri Lanka, has many famous Hindu symbols in the forms of historical buildings,temples,Traditional Cultures.With the abundant number of Hindu Temples, one can witness Hindu festivals all around the year mainly the mid part.The style of presentation of this festivals are different region to region and according to the tradition being followed by the respective worshiping places.
pungudutivu during the Festival season usually has harsh sunlight and temperature.These devotees enduring so much of pain and exhaustion by rolling on the ground behind the temple cart ,with only purpose of pleasing and showing their love on the Goddess Amman in spiritual ways, need to be kept cool by pouring water on them.
During the Kannakai Amman Temple Cart festival , worshipers pulling the temple cart around the temple.
A priest sitting inside the moving temple cart.He will receive the offerings made by the people below and worship the goddess using it for the well being of the people offered it.
First built in 1588 by the Portuguese, Galle fort is an iconic landmark in Galle Town ,Sri Lanka.This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka.There are several churches, mosque, old English, Dutch houses ,tall lighthouse and rest of the other heritage monuments and building make this a famous tourist attraction place in southern part of Sri Lanka.
a tourist walking in a street of galle heritage site
A mosque and the lighthouse inside the Galle fort
An entrance in the galle fort heritage site – Sri Lanka
man riding a bicycle in galle heritage site
an old english style house balcony in galle fort- srilanka
once the longest and now the second longest bridge in Sri lanka – Kalladi Bridge is situated in Batticaloa district of eastern province of the country.It was built in 1924 and also known as ” Lady Manning bridge “.This is a famous landmark in Batticaloa.Usually lifetime of the bridges are around 50 years.But this bridge survives way longer than that and recognized by most people for the engineering invloved in building this up decades back when modern technology was not there.
Now a new Kalladi Bridge is being built up near to this old one and it will be opened to the public during early 2013.
Kalladi bridge in Batticaloa taken from Batticaloa lagoon during a twilight.
Kalladi Bridge in Batticaloa – Sri Lanka .One of the tourist attractions in Batticaloa
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.
Front view of Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna.
Inside view picture of Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna – Sri Lanka, is famous for its unique colorful architecture.
People worshiping lord murugan in Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna during a festival day.
Worshipers inside Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna during a festival time.
Kitulgala in Sri Lanka , only one word comes to my mind whenever i visit this place, that is ” Heavenly “.
This is a place where you will almost anything that the mother nature can provide – waterfalls, caves, dense forest, rivers and streams, fauna and flora and few villages inside the forest…you name it..
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Boats connect the two ends of the kelani river in Kitulgala.The water here is famous for white water rafting.
Sunlit leaves inside the forests of Kitulgala ,home to many birds and flora.