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Sankiliyan Manthiri Manai - Nallur
Sankiliyan Manthiri Manai - Nallur
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Manipay Ladies College
Manipay Ladies College
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Kondavil Agricultural Land
Kondavil, a beautiful village, 4 km North of Jaffna city is endowed with nature's gift of rich red soil. Once agriculture was booming in Kondavil and consists mostly of farmers. Tobacco, onion, Potatoes, and chilly are the main cultivars of Kondavil. The villagers wake up before dawn to start work in their farmland. The village can be approached via both KKS and Palaly roads. The main bus depot of Jaffna district is also located in Kondavil.
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Neervely Arasakesari Pillaiyar Kovil
Neervely Arasakesari Pillaiyar Kovil is situated along the Jaffna - Point Pedro road, in Neervely, which is about 8km North of Jaffna city. It is believed that the temple was built by Arasakesari, the minister of the kingdom of Jaffna during King Pararajasekaran’s period (1478-1519). The temple is also known as Sempaddu Pillayar. The presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum (moolasthanam) of the temple is Rajasimma Ganesar . The annual festival is conducted for 11 days in August /September.
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Manipay Hindu College
Manipay Hindu College is one of the popular schools in Sandilipay division, in the Valikamam region. It's located in Manipay, along the Sangarapillai Road, off Manipay - Annaicoddai Road. It is an Assisted Private (Non-Fee Paying) Grade 1 boy’s school founded by Mr. W. Sangarapillai in July 1910. The college has classes from grade 1 to grade 13 with over 900 in the student roll. The college motto is “For God and Country” and its flag colour is blue and red.
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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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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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