Manipay Velakkai Pillaiyar

Manipay Velakkai Pillaiyar Temple located in the town of Manipay, Jaffna devoted to the Hindu deity, Murugan. The temple was built by Gate Mudaliyar Sivakolundu of Manipay and has been kept in the hands of his descendants to this day. Revenue for the temple is relatively low as compared to other temples on the island considering its location in a relatively unpopulated area consequently, its upkeep and festivities is mainly paid for by the trustees of the temple and their family members, all of whom are descendants of Mudaliyar Sivakolundu.

Location: Aaththisoody Veethi, Kantharmadam, Jaffna, Jaffna

Architectural style: Dravidian architecture

  • Head northwest on Hospital St toward Temple Rd 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto AB20
  •  Pass by State Bank of India (on the right) 600 m
  • Continue straight onto Palali Rd/AB18
  •  Pass by Iluppayadi Santhi Bus Stop (on the left) 1.1 km
  • Turn left onto Hindu Ladies Ln 350 m
  • Turn right onto Aathisoodi Veethi
  •  Destination will be on the left 31 m

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