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Neervely Kanthaswamy Kovil
Neervely Kanthaswamy Kovil is situated in the south part of Neervely, and it was also known as Velkottam. The temple was built in 1852 by two brothers, Kanthainar and Nallainar. The legend is that the Vel enshrined in the temple was given by lord Muruga to his devotee Kanthainar while on a pilgrimage to Kathirgamam on foot. Kadambam is the sacred tree of the temple. The annual festival is for 19 days in April, and the festival dates are decided such that the water cutting festival falls on Chithra Powrnami day.
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Manipay Maruthady Vinayakar Temple
Manipay Maruthadi Vinayakar temple is one of the popular temples for Vinayakar in Jaffna. Maruthadi Vinayakar is situated along the Jaffna-Manipay-Karainagar road, and in front of Manipay American Mission church and Green Memorial Hospital. It has a legend that pre-dates to Tamil Kingdom of Jaffna. The annual festival is celebrated in April and the Chariot festival, which is annually celebrated on the Tamil New Year day, is very popular among the devotees. The temple is being renovated now.
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Nanthavil Amman Temple
The Katpulaththu Manonmany Ambal kovil, which is popularly known as Nanthavil Amman kovil is situated along the Jaffna – KKS rail path in Nanthavil, Kokuvil East, and it is just a stone throw away from Kokuvil railway station. The temple was built in 1743. The annual festival is celebrated for ten days in June. Panguni Thingal is also celebrated grandiosely in this temple.
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Kondavil Bus Depot
Kondavil bus depot is the main SLTB (Sri Lanka Transport Board) bus depot of the Jaffna district. It is located along the Jaffna-Palaly road, and around 1 km from Kondavil East junction towards Urumpirai. The depot provides the vital public transport service for the Jaffna populace.
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Karainagar Sivan Kovil
Karainagar Sivan Kovil, also known as Eelaththu Chithamparam, is situated in Thinnaipuram, on the North of Karainagar. According to the legend, when Siva devotee Ambalavi Murugar was building the Siva temple, lord Siva came in the dream of his devotee Murugar and guided him to choose the Sivalingam, which was enshrined in the sanctorum of the temple. The Thiruvembavai festival for 10 days in December and Thiruvathirai festival are two of the very popular festivals.
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Chunnakam Shri Kathiramalai Sivan
Chunnakam Sri Kathiramalai Sivan Kovil is situated in Kathirthalai, a hilly terrain in Chunnakam, and located along the Puthur - Kantharodai road. According to the history, the Sivan temple was built by King Ukira Rajasinkan, the Tamil King of Kantharodai and who was married to the horse-like faced Chola Princess Maruthapraveekavalli. The presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum is the Lord Ponambalavanar.
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Mahajana College Tellippalai
Mahajana College Tellipalai was founded in 1910 by a scholar Mr. T.A Thuraiappahpillai in a small place, to meet the educational needs of the Hindu Children in Tellipalai and the surroundings. It was shifted in 1912 to the current location, which is along the Vallai-Tellippalai-Araly Road. It is a Public-Provincial Grade 1 mixed school with classes from grade 1 to grade 13. The college motto is “Know Thy Self” and its flag colour is maroon and white.
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University of Jaffna
The University of Jaffna is a public university that was established in 1974 as the sixth campus of the University of Sri Lanka. UoJ became an independent, autonomous university in 1979. It is located in Thirunelvely, around 4km north of Jaffna town and has nine faculties, but not all the faculties are located in this premises. This premises originally belonged to the Parameswara College, which was founded in 1921 by Pon. Ramanathan.
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Chavakachcheri Hindu College
Chavakachcheri Hindu College is one of the leading schools in the Thenmaradchy region. It's located in Changaththanai, in Chavakachcheri, along the Kandy-Jaffna highway. It is a Public-National Grade 1 mixed school founded in 1904. The college has classes from grade 1 to grade 13 with over 90 teaching staff for over 2150 students. The college motto is “நலமே நாடுக” and its flag colour is blue and yellow.
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Sri Pararasasekara Pillaiyar Kovil
Sri Pararasasekara Pillaiyar Kovil is situated in Inuvil, which is around 4 miles from Jaffna town, and along the Inuvil – Manipay road. The temple has a history of over 600 years and had links with the kingdom of Jaffna. The presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum is the Lord Pararasasekara Pillaiyar. This temple was built during the 14-15th century by the Jaffna king Pararajasekaran. This temple is also known as Madaththu Vasal Pillaiyar Kovil.
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