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Keerimalai, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The temple is adorned with ancient sculptures and is near the disease curing sea water springs which is believed to be linked to the bottomless well the depth of which have bee found by SL Navy divers to be 275 ft with many caves running...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TilakDissanayake
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful Hindu temple close to the beach and the holy pool. Separate areas for men and women for Bathing in the pool .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

It is one of the oldest temples in Sri Lanka and referred to in Yalpana Vaibhava Malai. The temple is believed to be associated with Sage Nakula Muni. Nakula in Sanskrit directly translated in to Keeri and hence the place got the name Keeri malai....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anand G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

the temples are not the same as in India. Men have to take off there shirts and pray and i really donot know why. The temple is not well kept and a young man was the only brahmin available to render prayers and give blessing....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Pat G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is in Keerimalai which is about 20 Kms from Jaffna. I had traveled by public transport to this place. While going I took a train to Kanaksenturai railway station and a local bus from there which took about 15 mts from the railway station....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Balaji J
Reviewed 17 January 2018

The old temple has been closed. The new one's construction is almost finished. not much crowd on weekdays.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

One of few eswaran temple in Sri lanka and located in front of the keerimalai sacred water spring. And as per the sign board this is one and only temple in Sri Lanka which used to do offers to died hindus.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dmalith
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Please pray and experience your Lord Siva. Before you go there please read all about it. Watch all the old building and think about what happened in time.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most important Shivan temple in Sri Lanka. You should take a bath first from the sacred pond then you should attend the pooja at the temple. You can take the morning train from Jaffna station and get down from the Mavattipuram station....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank imanthak
Reviewed 31 July 2016

It is an old kovil, which had been destroyed. Reconstruction of the kovil is underway. It is purely a religious place but you could check out peacocks and a giant cow at the backyard of the kovil, who are given foster care at this place.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mafaz M
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Response from fhanifdeen | Reviewed this property |
hi, well come. 'm sory, but I can found out telephone no of Reginald Cooray. Governor's Secretariat,. Old Park, Kandy Road, Chundukuli, Jaffna,. Tel: +94-21-2219375. Fax: +94-21-2219374 Kerimalai Sivan KOVIL's postel... More
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