Nallur Kandaswamy Temple is situated in the Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Thousands of bhakts (devotees) and pilgrims visits Nallur Kandaswamy Temple every month.
Address: Jaffna, Sri Lanka
State: Sri Lanka
Nearest Railway Station: Jaffna
Nearest City: Jaffna
Best Time to Visit: Whole year
Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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. The presiding deity is Lord Murugan or Katharagama Deviyo in the form of the holy ‘Vel’ in the Sanctum, the primary shrine, and in other forms, namely, Shanmugar, Muthukumaraswami, Valli Kaanthar with consorts Valli and Deivayanai, and Thendayuthapani, sans consorts in secondary shrines in the temple.
The fourth and the present temple was constructed in 1734 A.D. during the benign Dutch colonial era by ‘Don Juan’ Ragunatha Maapaana Mudaliyar, who served as a Shroff in the Dutch Katchery, in a place identified then as the ‘Kurukkal Valavu. Krishnaiyar a Brahmin, served as the first priest of the temple.
Initially the temple was built using bricks and stones and had a cadjan roof, enshrining a ‘Vel’ in the middle. The original shrine had only two small halls.
Ragunatha Maapaana Mudaliyar’s descendants continued to administor the temple as Custodians of the temple over the past centuries and to date many additions have been made to bring the temple to its present Glory.
How to Reach Nallur Kandaswamy Temple
Jaffna is big city of Sri Lanka, So easily everyone can get air services, rail services and Bus Services.
Where to Stay in Jaffna
At this location, there are various Private hotels available to stay. You can go for online or offline booking as per your convenience. 3, 4 and 5-star Hotels in Jaffna are available on affordable price.
Nearby Places to Visit
Nagadipa Purana Vihara
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil