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Nagapoosani Kovil (Nainatheevu)

  Province Northern
  District Jaffna
  Nearest Town Nainatheevu
  Period -
  Ruler -

Introduction

Jaffna including the other Kovil in Jaffna was built in the British era. The architecture of the Kovil is generally characterized by the south Indian Dravidian style. The most amazing car or juggernaut festival is traditionally held from the Kandaswamy Kovil on Point Pedro Road which is situated in the Nallur district of the city during July or August.

The original Kandaswamy Kovil, worn out by the Portuguese, has been variously described as dating from the 15th, 10th or even in an earlier century. Its successor is topped by a typically Dravidian gopuram, the tall entrance tower is still alive with a technicoloured Disneyland of Hindu characters. Other important kovils are generally outside the city borders.

The Kovil is very old and the guests visiting Jaffna certainly pay a visit to the Kovils of this city. The old Kovils and monuments tell the story about the ancient city of Jaffna and its tradition. The visitors and the guests of the city of Jaffna get much information and facts to explore the city and to gather many facts and figures about the past incidents of the city. These temples as well as the old structures give a picture about the art and architecture of the city of Jaffna in Sri Lanka.

The major attraction of the Nagapoosani Kovil (Nainatheevu), Jaffna is an ancient 5 headed cobra. This temple was built by the Nagas. The Nagapoosani Temple (Nainatheevu) in Jaffna is devoted to the worship of the Serpent God.