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Nallur Murugan Kovil Annual Festival 2018.

10:15 AM 08/22/2017

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Nallur Annual Kandaswamy Temple Festival for the year 2018 is availabe here. The annual festival will commence by 16th of August 2018 and this annual festival will end ceremonially on 9th September 2018. Thousands of devotees used to attend the daily Pooja ceremonies in the morning and in the evenings. The next Annual festival of Nallur temple will take place in the year 2019.

During the annual festival days thousands of Tamil Hindu devotees used to visit here to worship Lord Murugan, Valli and Devanai Ammn in the morning and in the evenings. Specially made chariots and traditional "Vaganangal" will be used to take the God during these days and used to come around the temple complex where the worshippers used to stay on both sides of the path.

This used to include expatriate Srilanka Tamils whom are coming here in thousands to worship Lord Murugan during this annual festival and to attend Poojas along with the local community. This annual 25 days festival used to be celebrated continuously every year following the "Aadi Amavasai" day.

Hundreds of thousands of devotees attended Poojas in the evening festival sessions as it was not hot in the night times. Lot of police personal used to be deployed on guard duty during the festival days. Roads near to the temple too used to be closed during these days.

Hundreds of temporary shops used to be set up in the specially erected market. In this area too lot of people used to gather after the Nallur murugan temples' evening festivals and processions. Ice cream shops, coffee and snacks shops are the popular ones where lot of different tasty ice creams and milkshakes, Iced Coffee, rolls and Samosa used to be sold here.

Due to this festival many important streets around the temple used to be closed as usual for all the vehicles and the vehicle owners in Jaffna will use alternative routes to travel. Jaffna Municipal council will look after the sanitary, road maintenance and other administration works around the temple complex. The St John Ambulance brigade used to assist devotees with their first aid needs.

Trains including the Intercity, A/C buses, CTB buses and semi luxury buses used to operate between Colombo and Jaffna to transport the devotees during the Jaffna Nallur Temple annual festival. All the hotels, lodges and rental homes in and around the Jaffna city used to be nearly fully occupied as they used to booked very early. People in a hurry to visit Jaffna or Colombo had been asked to visit the railway station and look for seats that are cancelled.

Most people traveled by A/C buses and by CTB buses for their travelling in between Jaffna town and Colombo city. Sri Lanka now offers best public transport system on the road with new busses.

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Important Nallur Festival Dates in 2018

Here are the important festival days of the Nallur Murugan temple in this year 2018. Up to 10 days after the commencement of the festival small number of devotees used to gather for the Poojas. From the 10th day festival onwards lot of people used to visit the temple premise. On the "Ther" (Chariot) festival day nearly 700,000 - 800,000 devotees and visitors are expected to gather in the temple complex of Nallur.

People are advised to come in traditional dresses. Women and girls are advised not to wear gold jewels on these festival days. There used to be enough police officers on duty although people were asked to take care of their valuables and belongings. Also the people were requested to keep hold of their children as they used to be lost in the crowd.

Near to the Nallur temple, Jaffna Municipal Council used to erect a make shift market for vendors to sell their products. There used to be lot of Ice cream shops and cool bars too will be available in this area. Specially the night time will have large crowds in this shopping area, after the temple festival.

DateDayFestivalTime
16/08/20181st DayKodiyetramMorning 10.00 am
25/08/201810th DayManjamEvening 17.00 pm
16th DayArunagirinathar UtchavamEvening 19.00 pm
17th DayKarththigai UtchavamEvening 17.00 pm
19th DaySooryotchavamMorning 07.00 am
20th DaySanthanagopalar
Kailasa Vahanam
Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
21st DayKajavalli Mahavalli
Vel Vimanam
Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
22nd DayThandauthapani Utchavam
Orumuga thiruviza
Morning 07.00 am
Evening 17.00 pm
23rd DaySapparamEvening 17.00 pm
08/09/201824th DayTher FestivalMorning 07.00 am
09/09/201825th DayTheerththamMorning 07.00 am
10/09/201826th DayPoongavanamEvening 17.00 pm
11/09/201827th DayVairavar PoosaiEvening 17.00 pm

Images from the Nullur temple Festival.

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