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Karainagar Thikkarai Murugan Kovil
Karainagar Thikkarai Murugan Kovil
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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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Casuarina Beach
Casuarina beach is said to be the best beach in the Jaffna Peninsula. It is in Karainagar, which is about 20 kilometres from Jaffna. Casuarina trees line up along the beach; thus it got the name Casuarina Beach. The beach is popular for its soft sand and gentle waves; you can walk deep in to the sea for miles in the calm, shallow water and soft sand underneath like a carpet. It’s an ideal place for bathing and to relax under the shades of the Casuarina trees.
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Nainativu Nagapooshani Amman
Sri Nagapooshani Amman Temple on the island of Nainativu is an ancient temple and one of the 64 Sakthi peadas known as Puvaneswari Peedam. It is believed that this temple was originally built by Nagas for the worship of the Serpent God "Nayinar." The presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum is Nagapooshani Amman seated under a five-headed cobra. The annual festival is of 15 days duration during July-August, ending with the water-cutting festival on the full moon day of August.
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