Thurkkai Amman Kovil

Jaffna & the North

Beside the KKS road at the 13km marker, south of the village of Tellippalai, the vast Thurkkai Amman Kovil is set behind a fairly deep, stepped pool. The temple celebrates the goddess Durga and draws relatively large crowds, of women especially, on Tuesdays and Fridays, when devotees pray for a good spouse. Puja is at 8am, 11am, noon and 4pm, and the priests are welcoming. Look for the carving of elephants pulling a train.

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