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Nallur Temple

Nallur Kandasamy Temple is one of the popular places in Jaffna where lot of people visit here daily for to offer prayers to Lord Muruga.

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Nallur Murugan Kovil Festival 2024.

7:45 AM 5/14/2024

Nallur Murugan Temple Festival

Nallur Kandaswamy Temple Annual Festival in this year 2024 will be celebrated for 25 days as usual. Preparations for the Annual Festival used to be arranged jointly by the Nallur Temple Authorities and the Jaffna Municipal Council. Nallur festival used to take place on the sixth day following the "Aadi Amavasi Viratham" day. People who want to attend the Nallur Temple can plan their journey to get there in time. Traveling, Accommodation and the meal prices had gone up due to current economical situation. During the festival season, the footwear keepers may request Rs 100/- per pair from the tourists. In the meantime during festival days, if you want to go near to the parading deity, men are requested not to wear shirts or T-shirts. Temple Authorities expect visitors to come in with Hindu traditional dresses for the festival.

At the begining of the Nallur Murugan Kovil Festival, temple authorities used to welcome the Jaffna municipal council officials to participate in the festival. Jaffna Municipal council used to prepare the festival roads, lighting and to assist the devotees with their health. During the festival time, all the roads surrounding the Nallur temple are restricted for vehicle movements. Security personal used to be deployed to catch pick pocketers and the Gold jewel snatchers around the temple complex.

Sri Lanka TV Stations used to telecast "Ther (Chariot)" event LIVE. View it in YouTube. (Here) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxEi0zVz7xk

Katunayake Airport to Wellawatte (Colombo-06), A/C Van Service Price: Rs 12,000/-+ (One way only. Add high way fee if you ask them to use it)
Send off and return VAN service to Katunayake Airport . Price Rs 13,000/- + Parking Fee Rs 200/- + 2 x Highway ticket Rs 400/- (Rs 800/-)
Van's A/C service is optiional.

Nallur Murugan Kovil

Traveling to Nallur Temple Festival.

Train Service.
Currently Jaffna Train Service used to stop at Anuradhapurs and Mahava Railway Staions. Jaffna Colombo Train Service is expected to resume its direct service by June 2024.
Normally Colombo - Jaffna A/C Express Train ticket price is Rs 3,200/- . Tickets can be reserved 30 days prior to your travel date. NIC / Passport is Required to make reservation of the train seat. (Take note, Sri Lanka Railway unions used to go on sudden strikes)
Yarldevi Train ticket price A/C Rs 2,800/- Second Class Rs 1,900/-.
In addition on weekends Yal Nile Express train will operate on Jaffna Colombo route.( First Class Rs 4,000/-, Second Class Rs 3,000/- and Third Class is Rs 2,000/-)
Two trains with the name as Vavuniya Intercity and Vavuniya Night mail too will operate up to Jaffna.
Special Tourist Train Yal Nila from Colombo. Ticket Price: Rs 4,000/- (Departure at 10:00pm from Fort Railway station.

Colombo - Jaffna, Luxury BUS ticket price is between Rs 3,000/- up to Rs 4,000/- per head.
Private Jaffna Express busses will start from Wellawatte, Moratuwa, Kotahene and from Colombo Central Bus Stand.
These busses will start from from Jaffna New Pus Stand Located at Muneeswaran (Muniyappar) Temple Road from 8:00 PM up to 9:00 pm.

Colombo to Jaffna private Van service (10 seats A/C ) One way Rs 55,000/- (Van Service Price may change without notice)
Also flight service from Colombo BIA and Ratmalana Airports are available to Jaffna (Palaly) Airport. Oneway ticket price from Rs 22,000/-
Cinnamon Air, every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to Jaffna Airport from BIA.


Colombo Accommodation Price.

Wellawatte and Dehiwala Area 3 Room service Apartment.
Daily rental price: Rs 6,000/- up to Rs 20,000/-

Hotel in Wellawatte. with 3 beds - Rs 14,000/- per day.

2024 Jaffna Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil Annual Festival (Jaffna). (Source)
யாழ்ப்பாணம் நல்லூர் கந்தசுவாமி கோவில் 2024 திருவிழா.

Date Day Festival Time
08/08/2024 Start Day Vairavar Utchavam
வைரவர் உற்சவம்
Evening 17.00 pm
08/08/2024 1st Day Kodiyetram
Morning 10.00 am
38/08/2024 10th Day Manjam
Evening 17.00 pm
25/08/2024 15th Day Arunagirinathar Utchavam
அருணகிரிநாதர் உற்சவம்
Evening 19.00 pm
26/08/2024 16th Day Karththigai Utchavam
கார்த்திகை உற்சவம்
Evening 17.00 pm
27/08/2024 19th DaySooryotchavam
Morning 06.45 am
28/08/2024 20th Day

Kailasa Vahanam
கைலாச வாகனம்

Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
29/08/2024 21th Day Kajavalli Mahavalli
Vel Vimanam
வேல் விமானம்

Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
30/08/2024 22st Day

Thandauthapani Utchavam
தண்டாயுதபாணி உற்சவம்
Orumuga thiruviza
ஒருமுகத் திருவிழா

Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
31/08/2024 23nd Day Sapparam

Evening 17.00 pm
01/09/2024 24rd Day Ther
Morning 07.00 am
02/09/2024 25th Day Theerththam
Morning 07.00 am

Evening 17.00 pm
03/09/2024 26th Day Poongavanam
Evening 17.00 pm
04/09/2024 27th Day Vairavar Poosai
வைரவர் பூசை
Evening 17.00 pm


2024 கந்தஷஷ்டி விரதம். Skanda Shasti Viratham - Nallur, Jaffna.
Kanthasasti Viratham Arambam 2nd November 2024.
Kanthasasti Viratham Finish Sooranpor 7th November 2024.
சூரன்போர் - Sooran Por, Nallur.
Paranai 8th November 2024.(Dates are from Thiruchendur Temple, India)

2024. தீபாவளி பண்டிகை 2024 Deepavali Festival (Deewali) Thursday 31st October 2024.
On Deepavali Festival day it is a Public Holiday in Sri Lanka.

Images of Nullur Kandaswamy Temple Festival.

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