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State Sponsored Destruction and Desecration of Hindu Temples

Extracts from ‘Destruction of Hindu Temples in Eelam and Sri Lanka’ Published by Federation of Saiva (Hindu) Temples UK

Ceylon, now Srilanka has been an ancient seat of Hinduism and Saivaism. Buddhism was subsequently introduced into the Island in the third century B.C. during the rule of Emperor Asoka in India. It found ready acceptance among Sinhalese who were struggling to find their own identity in the face of a resurgence of Tamil culture and the growing might of the Hindu Pallawa and the Pandyan empires in south India. In time this gave to a historical myth, make-believe that identified the Sinhalese as a chosen custodian of Buddhism and the Island a place of special sanctity blessed by the Buddha. This interlocking of land, religion and race, was to become an intoxicating mix in the minds of the Sinhala-Buddhists through the centuries; their unwillingness to let go this cushioning fantasy (for fear of losing their identity) is the root cause of this prevailing strife in the Island to this day. That also explains their ingrained hostility against Tamils, Tamil culture, Hinduism, India and whatever they feel could be a potential threat to their existence within that special cocoon they had created for themselves. This jingoistic believe is nourished and nurtured by few writings like the Mahavamsa and other inventive interpretations with strong religious bias.

Thus the state sponsored terrorism leading to the destruction and desecration of the Hindu Temples could be explained as a violent expression of the extreme hostility the Sinhalese have against the Tamils and not as anti-religious. Hindus constitute only about 15.5 % of the Islands population as against 70 % Buddhists. Yet the sway of Hinduism is Islandwide-from the deep south of the Island which houses the prehistoric shrine of Kathirgamam (Katragama) dedicated to Lord Skanda or Lord Muruga(Kaarthikeya) and the entire width of the North-eastern Tamil homeland. Hinduism as an electric religion comprising many metaphysical systems and all embracing in outlook has an appeal to the Sinhala Buddhists themselves. In fact, Buddhism in Srilanka at the popular level embraces the worship of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Thus it is the illusory fear of losing their identity and even their existence that has created this institutionalised hatred against whatever is Tamil.

In Tamil Eelam the culture and civilization of the Tamils, which has a long, rich and valuable history is undergoing destruction on an unprecedented scale.

Tamil Eelam was once strewn with thousands of temples, churches, mosques, libraries, schools and statues of great symbolic importance. To the Hindus religion forms part and parcel of their daily life. Temples stand not only as places of worship but are also embodiment of cultural life. music, dance, drama, education medicine and many other essential aspects of life evolve around the temples. Today many of them have been razed to the ground and others in a dilapidated condition and many important temples are rendered inaccessible as a result of army occupation in and around the temples.

All five renowned Hindu shrines that existed long before the advent of Buddhism in Ceylon – Thiruketheswaram (Ketheeswaram), Muneeswaram, Naguleswaram, Thirukoneswaram (koneswaram) and Thondeeswaram (famous Pancha linga temples made by our ancestors in five corners of the island) are all now under the control of the Sinhala Buddhist oppressors. The first three are under the direct control of the occupying armed forces of the Srilankan state that are made up entirely of Sinhala Buddhists except for a handful of Christians and Muslims.

Thiruketheswaram in Mannar and Thirukoneswaram in Trincomalee, both have always attracted devotees from India. Saints Thirugnasampanther (7th century A.D) and Saint Suntharar (9th century A.D.) have sung hymns in praise of these temples. Today Thiruketheswaram is in ruins. This historic Temple was desecrated and all valuables in the Temple have been plundered by the state armed forces. The Srilankan army forced out residents living in the neighborhood. Priests and devotees were not allowed into the temple vicinity and from August 1990 soldiers in there thousands have occupied the temple and its surroundings. According to a letter from the secretary of the Thiruketheswaram Temple Restoration Trust the most heinous and unforgivable part of the vandalism is the disfigurement and the gouging of the Third Eye of the icon Somaskanda (Lord Siva).A letter from the Assistant Secretary of the Society, read that “not a single civilian is found within a radius of about three miles from the temple.” “It is crystal clear that it was the army which caused all the destruction and wanton damage to the buildings around the temple.”

Thirukoneswaram known as the Southern Kailasam (Kailash) is another ancient Hindu Temple that the Portuguese has blasted it into the sea. Ruins of the temple are still lying on the seabed. During the British rule, devotees were permitted to worship at the Swamy Malai(Fort) In 1953 the structure for a new temple was laid and it was completed in 1963.But the Hindu devotees were in constant fear that the state army occupying the fort where the temple is situated , will either destroy it or harass the people on their way to the temple. In 1969 a Tamil minister requested the Government in which he served to declare the temple premises a sacred zone. This was at a time the Government was declaring the temple precincts to be sacred zones. But the Government refused to accede to his request and the minister had no option but to resign from his ministerial post. There after this temple too was vandalised several times.

In the early part of 1993 the temple was partly destroyed by Sinhala Buddhists. The front door of the temple was burnt and statues and utensils were damaged. The premises of the high priest too were damaged. Many army camps were put up around the temple area and devotees were not allowed to enter the Fort. Later after great persuasion by the northeast provincial council officers, the former President of Srilanka, Mr. Premadasa, allowed access to the temple for the priest, the holder of the temple keys, a cleaner and three or four devotees only. This access was allowed once a day and the army at the temple premises had to agree to it. No praying rituals were performed, only lambs lit by the priest. The other devotees had to stand miles away from the temple and they would pray facing the Swamy Malai(Fort).

In May 1996 the state army restricted the number of devotees entering the temple during the festival period to between thirty-five and fifty people only. When the chairman of the Town Council protested, he was badly beaten up.

The intensity of the Buddhist fundamentalism was visible in another incident that needs mentioning. The statue of the God Pillaiyar (Ganesh), worshiped not only by Hindus but also sometimes by Sinhala Buddhists was removed from the temple by a Sinhala Buddhist and thrown into the sea. The vicious person later scribbled on the wall of the temple:” God Ganesh has gone for a bath”.

It is this type of barbarism and intolerance that exists in a country claming to have been visited by Buddha, the symbol of compassion, tolerance and love.

Unlike the above two temples, Nagulaswaram temple at Keerimalai in Jaffna was subjected to a different kind of treatment. The state army dropped deadly bombs on this temple. On the 16th of October 1990 at about 4 p.m. three bombs were dropped. The first one fell on the front of the temple destroying two chariots of the temple and other buildings, the second fell on the southern courtyard of the temple destroying the premises of the priest, and third one fell on the northern courtyard destroying the Thurka Thevy temple and other buildings.

The Air Force came again after two days, on 18 October 1990,about 2.30 pm, and dropped two more bombs on the very same temple. It was a special day and almost a thousand devotees were in the temple area at that time. They all fled in different directions trying to save their lives. Many got injured in the stampede. The temple and its magnificent Kopuram/tower of the temple, the halls, the library with its valuable palm leaf manuscripts, books and many statues were damaged by the bombings. All this happened in spite of the unmistakable temple identification flags which were flying on all four corners of the temple, as instructed by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Naguleswaram is not the only temple destroyed by the bombing carried out by the state forces. The Thurga Devi temple at Tellippalai, Jaffna, a center of great veneration, was also bombed in May 1992 resulting in deaths and destruction.

The destruction of temples is one aspect of the Srilankan’s Government’s grand plan to destroy the Tamil/Hindu peoples’ culture. There are many other methods, such as arrest of Hindu priests, removing their sacred thread, beating them up, or keeping them incarcerated as Tiger suspects; firing shells on the devotees gathering at the temple on festival days so that no festival can be conducted; arresting and detaining devotees on their way to temple on festival days so that no festival can be conducted; desecrating the temples and prayer halls of Ramakrishna Mission by the police entering with their boots on etc, etc.

At this juncture the inevitable questions arise: why does a large number of people following a religion which preaches love, compassion and tolerance act in complete contrast to these Buddhist principles.? How do they become so imbued with such deep-seated racism? Why do the members of the Sanga including the prelates of Asgiriya and Malwata actively involve themselves in fostering and promoting Buddhist fundamentalism? Why does the Maha Sanga donate money to the Government’s war fund?

It is quite clear that the Sinhala Buddhists are making every attempt through out the world fellowship of Buddhists to portray the national liberation struggle of the Tamils as a religious conflict to make it appear as the actions of a bunch of religious fanatics. Their aim is to sap the strength and power of the liberation struggle and thus destroy it. Their other aim is to use this false portrayal to seek the help of Buddhists all over the world pretending that Buddhists and Buddhism are being persecuted by some Hindu fanatics.

We can go on giving a long list of crimes committed against our houses of religious worship. The annexure gives some particulars of some of the important Hindu shrines destroyed by the Sinhala Buddhist military.

Oppression and religious persecution of the Hindus takes place not only in violent forms but in other subtle and sophisticated ways as well. Below are some of those methods adopted:

1) Buddhists Sinhala symbols, the stupa and bo-tree (Lord Budha claimed to have achieved self-realisation/nirvaana under this tree), are made use of to give legitimacy to Sinhala settlements in Tamil areas. The method normally adopted is to find a bo-tree in a Tamil area, erect a Buddhist idol underneath it overnight, stealthily build a vihara/Budhist temple around it or near it with an incumbent Buddhist monk, and then the process of Sinhalisation of the area begins culminating in the claim that the region was an ancient Buddhist area.

2) Sudden discoveries are made of such symbols in archeological excavations in sights historically known to have been that of Hindu shrines, and thereafter the process of converting the areas into Sinhala Buddhist areas begins as aforesaid. Cyril Mathew, a former minister and a henchman of President Jeyawardena, and rabid chauvinist was the chief architect of this scheme. He and his gang “discovered” over “100 ancient Buddhist shrines” in the Eastern Province. The gang then decided that there should be only Sinhala Buddhists living within the limits of the area in which the peeling of the bells of the newly erected Buddhist viharas could be heard; and by means of mob violence and stare terrorism they sought to implement this rule.

3) The declaration of sites of Hindu shrines as archeological reserves to undertake excavation operations, posing a danger to the temple, apart from bringing out false claims based on misinterpretation of findings to “prove”ancient Sinhala Buddhist settlements. The Muthumariamman/Paarvathi temple in Kilivetty, in the Trincomalee District, is a case in point. A gazetted order for the excavation in the lands belonging to the Temple still hangs like the sword of Damocles over it, although the excavation process was suspended because of vehement protests by the former member of parliament. The inhabitants of this area have now been forcibly evicted by the armed forces.

4) Government notifications being issued that certain ruins are Buddhists ruins, as in the case of the historic Samanalankulam Pillaiyar/Ganeshji temple in the Vavuniya District that has now been converted into Buddhist ruin.

5) Erecting imposing Buddhist statues in close proximity to ancient Hindu temples as in the case of Thirukoneswaram of Trincomalee, is yet another method adopted to ultimately wipe out Hinduism from Ceylon.

6) Forcible take over by Buddhist monks of Hindu shrines hitherto venerated and maintained by Hindus are not unheard of. Such take overs have taken place at Sellakthirgamam, near the main Murugan/Kaarthikeya temple in Kathirgamam, and at the temple in the holy peak of the seven hills of Kathirgamam.

7) The pilgrim’s rest at Kathirgamam managed by the Ramakrishna Mission of Colombo with its headquarters in Calcutta and which gave free board and lodging, to all pilgrims irrespective of religion , was taken over by the state and handed over to the Buddhist monks. Earlier the Hindu Mutts were razed to the ground in the move to declare a sacred area.

8) The Cultural Triangle Project funded by the UNESCO and presently undertaken in the Anuradhapurqa and Polonnanaruwa Districts, is madeuse of for the restoration of Buddhist shrines only, to the complete exclusion of the ancient Hindu temples in those areas. Under this project, in Anuradhapura, the Kathiresan/Lord Shivji Temple, once venerated by Swamy Vivekananda himself, is to be dismantled and re-erected elsewhere.

ANNEXTURE

Jaffna District

Island Area.

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Nainathivu

Nagapoosani Amman Temple damaged 2 “Chithira cars”, 1 “Chapparam” Manjam (worth several lakhs of rupees) Chief priest was also attacked by the army.

2.

Kayts

Sivan Temple.

3.

Karainagar

Buvaneswari Amman Temple.

4.

Karainagar

Elaththu Sithamparam Temple.

5.

Mandaitivu

Thiruvankaaddu Sithy Vinayagar Temple

6.

Pungudutivu

Maariamman Temple

7.

Naranthanai

Thanthontrieaswarar Temple.

Jaffna District

Vadamaradchy

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Valvattituri

a) Muthumari Amman Temple
b) Sivan Temple

2.

Puloy

Pasupathy Sivan Temple

3.

Nagarkovil

Kottuvasal Amman Temple

4.

Vallipuram

Vallipuram Aalvar Temple

5.

Selva Sannathy

Murugan Temple

6.

Atchuvely

Pillaiyar Temple

And in all about 140 temples were damaged.

Further in 1994 the car of the temple known as “Chithrath Ther” was set fire to. In 1995, when the Maviddapuram Kandasamy Temple was subject to bombardment, the temple priest lost one of his legs in that attack.

Jaffna District

Thenmaradchchi

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Puloppalai

Murugan Temple

2.

Vettilaikerni

Vinayagar Temple

3.

Iyakachchi

Murugan Temple

And sixty other temples were damaged.

Mannar District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Thiruketheeswaram

Sivan Temple

2.

Manner

Murugan Temple

3.

Thalaimannar

Vinayagar Temple

About 20 temples in all were damaged in the district.

Vanvuniya District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Omanthai

Vinayagar Temple

2.

Omanthai

Kannaki Amman Temple

3.

Nedunkerni

Murugan Temple

Twenty temples in all in this district were affected.

The particulars of the destructions and damages caused to temples and temple properties in the North-East Province by aerial bombardments as well as, mortar shelling are appended below.

Jaffna District

Valigamam

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Keerimalai

Nakuleswaram Temple

2.

Theillippalai

Durga Amman Temple

3.

Maviddapuram

Kandaswany Temple

4.

Mathakal

Murugamoorthy Temple

5.

Ponnalai

Varadharajah Temple

6.

Alaveddy

Kumpilavalai Vinayagar Temple

7.

Sandilippai Irraddayarpuran Vairavar Temple

 

8.

Avarangal Sivan Temple

 

9.

Punnalaikadduvan Ayakkadaval Vinayagar Temple

 

10.

Nallur

Kandaswany Temple

11.

Chunnakam

Kathiramalai Sivan Temple

12

. Manippay

Maruthady Vinayagar Temple

13.

Navally

Murugan Temple

14.

Jaffna Fort

Muniappar Temple

15.

Columbuthurai

Murugan Temple

16.

Villundy

Kandasawany Temple

And more than 800 temples in all damaged in the Valikamam area. In addition in 1989, during the “Mahotshava” ceremony of the Suthumalai Amman temple, the assistant priest of the temple was killed on the spot by aerial bombardment.In 1992, a priest of the Maviddapuram Kandasamy temple lost his limbs due to bombing.

Mullaitivu District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Vattappalai

Vattappalai Amman Temple Car (Ther) burnt (1990)

2.

Ottaysuttan

Ottysuttan Thanthontreaswaran Temple bombarded (1991)

3.

Thanneeroottu

Thanneeroottu Pillaiyar Temple Car (Ther) destroyed by bombardment of the temple.

4.

Karaichchikudiyiruppu

Karaichchikudiyiruppu Pillaiyar Temple

In all eighty temples were damaged.

Kilinochchi District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi Kandasamy Temple

2.

Iranamadu

Iranamadu Kanagambikai Amman Temple

3.

Paranthan

Kumarapuram Murugan Temple

4.

Pallangkany

Pallangkany Pillaiyar Temple

5.

Vattakachchi

VattakachchiPillaiyar Temple

6.

Uruthirapuram

Uruthirapuram Sivan Temple

7.

Pulliampokkanai

Pulliampokkanai Nagathambiran Temple

8.

Ponnakari

Ponnakari Kottai Muniappar Temple

9.

Poorikadawai

Poorikadawai Amman Temple

Trincomalee District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Koneswaram

Thirukoneswaram Temple

2.

Thambalakamman

Thambalakamman Sivan Temple

3.

Villuntri

Villuntri Kanadaswamy Temple

In all one hundred and twenty temples were damaged.

Batticaloa District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Kokkatticholai

Kokkatticholai Sivan Temple

2.

Anaipanthy

Anaipanthy Vinayagar Temple

3.

Arayampathy

Arayampathy Murugan Temple

4.

Kallady

Kallady Uppoddai Vinayagar Temple

5.

Porativu

Porativu Pathirakali Amman Temple

6.

Mamangam

Mamangam Pillaiyar Temple

7.

Akkaraipattu

Akkaraipattu Nageswara Temple

In all two hundred and forty temples were destroyed.

Amparai District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Kerativu

Kerativu Kannaki Amman Temple

2.

Mandoor

Mandoor Kandaswamy Temple

In all forty temples were damaged in this area.

Kandy District

No.

Place

Temple

1.

Kandy

a) Pillaiyar Temple, 24 figures of the deities desecrated.
b) Hindu Wedding Hall burnt down together with the Pillaiyar Temple building on 25.01.1998.

PARTICULARS OF DAMAGES CAUSED TO HINDU TEMPLES IN THE NORTH- EAST PROVINCE
(Up To December 1990)
SUMMARY

District

No. of temples Registered with the Department

No. of temples damaged

Total estimated Cost for repairs/ renovations (Rs)

AMPARAI

118

147

30,648,100

 

BATTICALOA

463

283

26,660,739

 

TRINCOMALEE

101

199

33,470,500

 

VAVUNIYA

155

136

15,706,000

 

MANNAR

61

37

6,969,000

 

MULLAITHIVU

57

131

39,744,000

 

KILINOCHCHI

25

33

2,100,000

 

JAFFNA

627

513

127,792,953

 

Total

1607

1479

283,091,292

 

Courtesy: Report issued by the office of the Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs 4.10.1993

FURTHER ANNEXTURE

Taliban and the Sinhala Buddhists

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At an NGO sponsored meeting in New York last year, a Sri Lankan woman got up to interrupt. She was angry at the LTTE, and by extension at all Tamils in general. She spoke fervently about the attack on the most-sacred Buddhist temple of the tooth (Dalada Maligawa), and then added something intriguing – “We (Sinhalese) have never attacked even ‘one-single’ Hindu temple!”

With this there was a hushed silence in the room, and then someone muttered – “it is really not true.”

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A Monument
Statute of Fr. Long
Founder
Jaffna Public Library

The climate of denial under which Sri Lankans are living is truly remarkable. As far as most Sri Lankans are concerned, the horror of the war in the northeast of that island simply doesn’t exist. The effects of wars in other far-away places, which they see on their televisions, are far more real and hideous than what goes on in their own backyard. All they see and hear about their own country are evils of the LTTE and the heroism of the Sinhala soldiers!

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A Church
Built in 1813

Now, with the Taliban actions against the Buddhist relics in Afghanistan, this ‘life-in-denial’ has been taken to another level.

The Taliban destruction of the Buddhist statutes in Afghanistan is wicked. There can be no question on this. What the Taliban destroyed are secular symbols of human heritage. These are irreplaceable legacies of the collective history of all mankind. It is a tragedy, one that the whole world needs to face up to and deal with. It is not a matter for only the Buddhists to protest.

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Concerned as we are about this problem, this article is not about the Taliban. It is about Sri Lanka.

Let he who has not sinned…
Sri Lanka reacted to the Taliban crisis with predictable concern. Foreign Minister Kadirgama flew to Delhi to enlist India’s support to stop the Taliban. There were mass protests in Sri Lanka. The Lankan media was unanimous and unequivocal in its condemnation. Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, cash-strapped as his country is for what he wants to do the most (i.e. buy more arms and destroy the LTTE), offered to buy the artifacts from the Taliban!

Leave that young lady in New York alone. She, in a sense, is also a victim of the Sri Lankan government policies on its war with the Tamils. Her problem is one of ignorance – spawned and promoted by a purposeful NEWS BLOCKADE.

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In Sri Lanka today (and, for several years now), there is a strict ‘prohibition’ on media persons visiting the ‘war zones’ in the northeast (one never sees a CNN or a BBC news footage from there). Additionally, there is a government-imposed ‘censorship’ on publication of all ‘war related stories’, backed-up with intimidation and murder of journalists. On top of this, the media being either government-controlled or Sinhala-owned practice ‘self-censorship’, for obvious reasons. This three-tiered NEWS BLOCKADE on the war is total.

The lady in New York really doesn’t know, and (with this media blackout) has no way of knowing, what her government is actually doing to the Tamils in the northeast Sri Lanka. Neither do most Sri Lankans.

What about the two cabinet ministers? It is hard to believe that cabinet ministers in Sri Lanka do not know what goes on in the country they govern. They get information from briefings, internal memos and all sorts of other inside sources. In addition they also have access to the numerous, public and private, reports by outsiders. For example, at the March 1998 UNCHR hearing in Geneva, Joaquin Mbomio of North-South XXI, while condemning the attack on the Dalada Maligawa, stated, “some 1,800 Hindu temples have been destroyed by Sri Lanka’s military.”

The ministers might not know the exact number of temples destroyed by their army, but surely must be aware that the number runs in the hundreds.

Benefit of the doubt.
It is possible (though unlikely) that some in the government leadership in Sri Lanka are indeed ignorant. They could have been kept uninformed by their Generals about the systematic destruction of not only the Hindu temples, but also the places of worship of other religious groups. Remember, President Jayewardene who was kept in the dark in 1983 about the army atrocities in Jaffna. He confessed to The Guardian about this, and they reported:

“President Jayawardene of Sri Lanka claimed yesterday that his army withheld information from him on massacres that had been committed in the northern region of Jaffna… Leading members of the Tamil community in Jaffna have told the Guardian that in one incident, troops killed a number of students waiting at a bus stop… Lawyers in Jaffna claimed that the town’s magistrate was ordered by the Ministry of Defence in Colombo not to hold a planned inquest… Asked yesterday, why no inquests had been held, President Jayawardene said: ‘I didn’t know until a couple of days ago. It is too late now[!]’

[The Guardian, 8th August 1983]

So, there is a small likelihood that these cabinet ministers just didn’t know about the systematic destruction of the non-Buddhist places of worship in their backyard. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be going around complaining about the Taliban with a straight face. Would they?

Sangam Research, as a group of civic-minded ex-Sri Lankans, feel that it is incumbent upon us to alert these two cabinet ministers, so that they don’t make a fool of themselves, appearing hypocritical to the international community. Some of these folks in the ‘international community’, after all, are aware of what the Sri Lankan armed forces are doing in the northeast Sri Lanka.

We could have written to these two ministers privately, but then there is the lady in New York, and the millions of Sinhalese like her, who are also in the dark about this. Hence this publication.

Reports.
It is not our objective to publish here a detailed report on this religious and cultural pogrom that has been going on for several decades in Sri Lanka. Just a few photographs (worth a thousand words, as they say) and a few quotes, we think, would suffice to make the point.

It must be mentioned that it was not easy getting these photographs – Photographic Film, believe it or not, is a war-related banned item in the Sri Lankan embargo on Tamil homelands.

Joaquin Mbomio said in Geneva, the number of Hindu temples destroyed thus far stood at around 1,800 in 1998. Fifteen years earlier, in one (1983) pogrom alone forty-six temples were either damaged or destroyed by the Sinhalese [see list below].

In 1982, the Jaffna based weekly Saturday Review, whose editor (Mr. S. Sivanayagam) was run out of the country by President Jayewardene, reported:

“Kuranthan Malai, a quiet peaceful spot in Tamil-populated Mullaitivu with ruins of both Hindu and Buddhist places of worship, will soon house an exclusive Buddhist vihare and temple and a Sinhala settlement, according to plans drawn up by officials working under the Ministry of Industries and Scientific Affairs. Army personnel, an ex-Director of a Public Corporation under the Ministry who was also a leading member of the UNP Trade Union – the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya – several Ceramics Corporation vehicles, and employees of the government Tile Factory of Oddichuddan 20 miles away – have all been enlisted in the implementation of this project.

Hindu statues found in the site have been taken away in Army vehicles, according to the local villagers, as far back as November last year [1981]. Kurunthan Malai situated in the Nagancholai Forest Reserve has long been held in veneration by the Vanni Tamils as the dwelling place of the guardian deity, Kurandoor Aiyanar. The building of a Buddhist vihare at the site began several months ago, and some employees of the Tile Factory have been engaged in this, with orders apparently to do it unobtrusively without attracting public attention to the building activity.

Following this, some local inhabitants had put up a hut and installed a “Choolam” (Hindu trident) on the spot, but Army personnel from the Mullaitivu camp had demolished the hut, thrown away the “Choolam”, chased away some of the Tamil families in the area and had taken away some of the youths in the area for questioning.

Since then, a new road has been built through the Nagancholai Forest Reserve, to facilitate accessibility to this site from Oddichuddan.

Three major consequences flow from this move, quite apparently initiated by the Ministry of Industries: (1) Archaeological sites are being damaged irrevocably, preventing any genuine archaeological research on them in the future; (2) Tamils who have lived in the area for generations are being displaced by new Sinhala colonists; (3) Hindu religious sites are being furtively desecrated thus preventing identification of such sites in the future…”

Saturday Review [20 March 1982]

This report is typical of hundreds of others on what has been going on in the entire northeast for the last several decades. The Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister may not have read this particular report or the others, and may even dismiss them as whimpers of a provincial newspaper.

A School in Thamileelam

But, what would they say to the joint statement of 21 international NGOs in 1995, at the UNCHR hearings in Geneva? These twenty-one NGOs said:

“Under the pretence of a military operation against the LTTE, the Sri Lanka government launched an intensive bombing and shell attack directed at Tamil civilian population centres in the Jaffna peninsula…

Highflying supersonic jets indiscriminately bombed villages and also targeted temples, places of worship and schools where villagers had sought refuge from the incessant shelling. A large number of houses and hard earned belongings have been destroyed. These aerial bombardments follow a pattern set by the Sri Lanka armed forces over the past several years.

St. Peters Church and St. Peters School in Navaly, at a great distance away from the line of battle and where hundreds had sought shelter, were deliberately bombed. More than 120 died including 13 babies in their mother’s arms…

It appears that President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government has intensified its attacks on the Tamil people with impunity, seemingly confident that there will be no international protest or outcry.”

United Nations Commission for Human Rights Hearing 
[Geneva 1995]

The Jaffna Public Library

May be, these two ministers haven’t heard about this report either.

What about the Gazette notification by which all temple lands belonging to the historic Keerimalai Naguleswarar temple and the Maviddapuram Kandaswamy temple were acquired for the expansion of the Palaly army base? [Sri Lanka Government Gazette Extraordinary; No.1083/9 of June 8, 1999]

Shouldn’t these two gentlemen be aware of an official government edict under the seal of their own President?

Representations to the government.
It is not as if the Tamils themselves have been keeping quiet either.

The Jaffna Train Station

Year after year they made representations to the President(s) about this reckless destruction of their places of worship, schools, hospitals, other public buildings and their homes. In 1993, three religious dignitaries, Bishop D.J.Ambalavanar, Bishop Thomas Saundranayagam and Nallai Thiru Sampandar Atheenam, in a joint statement (17 November 1993), said:

‘‘We religious leaders from the North, belonging to the Hindu, Christian and Catholic religions… strongly protest against the actions of the Sri Lankan Air Force which seems guided by the sole motive of revenge and striking terror among the Tamil people.’’

Jaffna Sports Stadium

‘‘Following on the recent Pooneryn operations, the Air Force has used its supersonic bombers to bomb the Jaffna Secretariat killing and injuring several… It has bombed a place of worship, the St. James Catholic Church in Main Street, Jaffna destroying that large and venerated house of God and killing and injuring several innocent citizens. It has dropped its bombs within the protected zone around the Jaffna General Hospital damaging the hospital and striking panic among the patients and the public. We have reports that the hospitals in Killinochchi and Mulaitivu have also been bombed. The market block in Chavakachcheri has also been bombed and destroyed.

District Court – Jaffna

All these buildings used exclusively for sacred worship and public services are such large and prominent structures that no Air Force can pretend innocence about the targets being struck…

These events are not just sporadic occurrences but have been repeated so often in the past that we cannot but conclude it is part of state policy against the Tamils…”

From time immemorial, even before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, there have been five temples of Lord Siva, referred to as the Five-Iswarams, on the island. Three are in the northeast, and the Sri Lankan army is camped on the inside premises of all three of these temples, desecrating them on a daily basis.

The Jaffna Post Office

The Sinhalese are angry with the LTTE and the Tamils for the hits against two Buddhist sites.

Two as opposed to eighteen hundred non-Buddhist ones!

As they say in America, ‘For God’s Sake, Get Real!’

Enough said. If the ministers really didn’t know, and want more information on the places of worship destroyed by their armed forces, they can find it.

Before they go complaining about the Taliban, however, they must first get their own house in order.

The 1983 Pogrom – List of Temples damaged/destroyed

1. Viswanatha Sivan Temple in Trincomalee

2. Krishnan Temple in Trincomalee

3. Saneeswaran Temple in Trincomalee

4. Natesar Temple in Sivayogapuram, Trincomalee

5. Sri Tillaiambala Pillaiyar Temple in Anbuvalipuram, Trincomalee

6. Chithivinayakar Temple in Sinnatoduvai, Trincomalee

7. Vilankulam Pillaiyar Temple on Kandy Road, Trincomalee

8. Vyrutru Pillaiyar Temple on Kandy Road, Trincomalee

9. Pillaiyar Temple in China Bay, Trincomalee

10. Upparu Pillaiyar Temple in Trincomalee

11. Kitulootra Pallaiyar Temple in Kanniyai, Trincomalee

12. Kitulootra Murugan Temple in Trincomalee

13. Barathipuram Pillaiyar Temple in Pankulam, Trincomalee

14. Pillaiyar Temple in Pankulam, Trincomalee

15. Mudalikulam Pillaiyar Temple in Pankulam, Trincomalee

16. Ellai Kali Kovil in Pankulam, Trincomalee

17. Pillaiyar Temple in Panmadawachchi, Trincomalee

18. Papanasa Teertapillaiyar Temple in Trincomalee

19. Sri Pathini Amman Temple in Neelapalai, Kilivetti

20. Sri Kamakshi Ambal Temple in Jaffna

21. Saiva Maha Sabha in Kurunegala

22. Udupi Sri Muthuvinayakar Temple in Matale

23. Sri Muthumari Amman Temple in Matale

24. Muthuvinayakar Temple in Matale

25. Sri Chithivinayakar Temple in Matale

26. Sri Kadiresan Temple in Matale

27. Sri Poobalakrishnar Ashram in Matale

28. Sri Ganga Vinayakar Temple in Madulkelle

29. Kurinji Kumaran Temple, Peradeniya

30. Sri Muthumariamman Temple in Nawalapitya

31. Atmajothy Nilayam in Nawalapitiya

32. Athivinayakar Temple in Haldumulla, Haputale

33. Sri Sivasubramanya Temple in Bandarawela

34. Sri Kadiresan Temple in Badulla

35. Hindu Temple in Malangama, Badulla

36. Hindu Temple in Narangala, Badulla

37. Kali Temple in Rockhill, Badulla

38. Sri Poobalavinayakar Temple in Peliyagoda

39. Sri Balaselvavinayakar Temple in Maradana, Colombo

40. Sri Devi Karumari Amman Temple in Maligawatte, Colombo

41. Venkateswara Mahavishnu Moorthy Temple in Dehiwala, Colombo

42. Srimath Arunachaleswara Devasthanam in Colombo

43. Ramakrishna Mission, Colombo

44. Kandasamy Temple in Panadura

45. Sri Subramanya Temple in Matara

46. Hindu Pilgrims’ Rest in Matara

Damage caused to Hindu Kovils (Temples) in the North-East of the Island of Sri Lanka

(http://www.tchr.net/religion_temples.htm)

   

(Not all the Kovils damaged/destroyed are included in this list. The real figure is higher)

     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Amparai

Name of Kovil

Place

District

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Thiriyaykerny, Palamuani

Amparai – Addalaichenai

Vairavar Kovil

Thiriyaykerny, Palamuani

Amparai – Addalaichenai

Sri Manikkappillayar Kovil

Manikkamadu Irrakkamam 7

Amparai – Irrakkamam

Ampalathady Pillayar Kovil

AmmanKovil Veethy, Kalmunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Ampalathady Pillayar Kovil

Natpiddimunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Iyanar Kovil

Kalmunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Kali Kovil

Kiddanky Rd, Chenaikudiyiruppu

Amparai – Kalmunai

Kannakaiamman Kovil

Kovil Veethy, Kalmunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Kurunthadipillayar Kovil

Kalmunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Mariamman Kovil

Pandiruppu

Amparai – Kalmunai

Murugan Kovil

Kovil veethy, Natpiddimuani

Amparai – Kalmunai

Pechchiayamman Kovil

Main street, Periyaneelavanai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Periyathampiran Kovil

Central road,Periyaneelavanai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Periyathampiran Kovil

Kovil veethy,Pandiruppu

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sivan Kovil

Kovil veethy, Natpiddimuani

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sri Ampalathady Kovil

Kiddanky Veethy, Natpiddimunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sri Mamangapillayar Kovil

Kadatkarai Veethy,Kalmunai 1

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sri Manikkappillayar Kovil

Pandiruppu

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sri Pulavipillayar Kovil

Main Street, Manalchenai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sri Sarvartha Sithivinayagar Kovil

Kovil Veethy, Kalmunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Vickneswarar,Chenaikudiyiruppu

Amparai – Kalmunai

Sri Tharavai Sithivinayagar Kovil

Main Street, Kalmunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Vishnu Kovil

Vishnu Kovil Veethy,Natpiddimunai

Amparai – Kalmunai

Kannakaiamman Kovil

Kerativu

Amparai – Kerativu

Kandaswamy Kovil

Mandoor

Amparai – Mandoor

Kannakaiamman Kovil

4th Village, Central Camp

Amparai – Navithanveli

Kudiyiruppu Munai Pillayar Kovil

Kudiyiruppumunai

Amparai – Navithanveli

Pamady Sri Siththi Vinayagar Kovil

4th Village, 2nd Ward

Amparai – Navithanveli

Pathirakali Kovil

Annamalai 1, Navithanvely

Amparai – Navithanveli

Pillayar Kovil

Annamalai 1, Navithanvely

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sithivinayagr Kovil

4th Village, Central Camp

Amparai – Navithanveli

Siththi Vinayagar Kovil

7th Village,

Amparai – Navithanveli

Siththi Vinayagar Kovil

Navithanveli

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Kannakai Amman Kovil

15th village, Vilavady,Navithanveli

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Lingeswarar Kovil

15th village ,Annamalai 2

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Manikkappillayar Kovil

11th village, Central Camp

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Murugan Kovil

15th village, Vilavady,Navithanveli

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Murugan Kovil

1st Ward, Central Camp 02

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Murugan Kovil

7th Village, Veesikkiramam.

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Murugan Kovil

Central camp 3

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Muthumariyamman Kovil

Navithanveli

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Navalady Pillayar Kovil

Central camp 4

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Savalakadai

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Veerachcholai

Amparai – Navithanveli

Sri SiththiVinayagar Kovil

Sorikalmunai

Amparai – Navithanveli

Vembady kannakai amman Kovil

4th Village, Central camp

Amparai – Navithanveli

Vembayoor Selvavinayagar Kovil

Karaikudha

Amparai – Navithanveli

Vinayagar Kovil

15th village, Vilavady,Navithanveli

Amparai – Navithanveli

Kanthasamy Kovil

Main street,Ninthavoor 25

Amparai – Ninthavoor

Manikkappillayar Kovil

ABC veethy,Ninthavoor 19

Amparai – Ninthavoor

Singarapuram Mariyamman Kovil

Addaipallam,Ninthavoor 10

Amparai – Ninthavoor

Sivamuththumariamman Kovil

ABC veethy,Ninthavoor 19

Amparai – Ninthavoor

Sri Meenadsiyamman Kovil

Cenkatpadai,Ninthavoor 23

Amparai – Ninthavoor

Kayathiri Peedam

Thampiluvil 1

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Sahalakalaiamman Kovil

ThirukKovil

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Sivan Kovil

Vinayagapuram

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Sri Arumuga Swami Kovil

Thampaddai

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Sri Kannakai Amman Kovil

Thambiluvil 2

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Sri Mahavishnu Kovil

Thampiluvil

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Thampaddai

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Vinayagapuram

Amparai – ThiruKovil

Thalayadi Sivan Kovil

Thambiluvil 2

Amparai – ThiruKovil

All together 147 Temples destroyed in Amparai

(62 Temples)

 
     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Batticaloa

 

Name of Kovil

Place

Dirstrict

Nageswara Kovil

Akkaraipattu

Batticaloa – Akkaraipattu

Vinayagar Kovil

Anaipanthy

Batticaloa – Anaipanthy

Murugan Kovil

Arayampathy

Batticaloa – Arayampathy

Vinayagar Kovil

Kalladdy Uppodai

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sivan Kovil

Kokkatichcholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Pillayar Kovil

Mamangam

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Alayadippillayar Kovil

Pankilavady, Muhanthuwaram

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Kannaki Amman Kovil

Manchanthoduwai

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Kannaki Amman Kovil

Thirupperunthurai

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Keerimadu Sithivinayagar Alayam

Bar Veethy, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Krishnan Kovil

Kallady

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Iruthayapuram West

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Panichchaiadi

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Mariyamman Kovil

Kallady

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Murugan Kovil

Punnachcholai

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Muthtukumar Velauth Murugan Kovil

Thirupperunthurai

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Nagathambiran Kovil

Kallady,Uppodai, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Palamurugan Kovil

10th Cross, Iruthayapuram

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Palamurugan Kovil

Kumarapuram

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Palavinayagar Alayam

Kallady, Velur

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Pillayar Kovil

Manchanthoduwai,Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Pillayar Kovil

Thirupperunthurai

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Pathirakaliyamman Kovil

Panichchaiadi

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Pulavippillayar Kovil

Pillayarady, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Santhi Pillayar Kovil

Periya Urani

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Kallady,Uppodai, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Old Kalmunai Street, Kallady

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sivan Kovil

Navatkudha

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Kumaraththan Kovil

Jayanthipuram

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Maha Mariyamman Kovil

Thamaraikerny Veethy, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Mavadippillayar Kovil

Kokuvil

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Nagathambiran Kovil

Selva Vinayagar Veethy, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Pathirakaliyamman Kovil

Punnachcholai

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Pthirakaliyamman Kovil

Periya Urani

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Sethukudha

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Thakkaiyageswara Kovil

Vavi Road, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Thiroupathai Amman Kovil

Vavi Veehty, Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Sri Veeramakaliyamman Kovil

Kokuvil

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Vairavar Kovil

Govt.Qtrs.Road, Kallady

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Veerapathirar Kovil

Manchanthoduwai,Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Velauthaswami Kovil

Periyakalmunai Road,Batticaloa

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Vembady Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Palameenmdhu

Batticaloa – Manmunai

Ambalathady Sir Murugan Kovil

Katsenai, Ambilanthurai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Kollanulai Narasingar Kovil

Kollanulai, Kunavinamadhu

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Panichaiadimunnar

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Ampilanthurai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Arulnesapuram,Kdukkamunai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Mahiladithivu,Kokkaddicholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sri Kannakiamman Kovil

Muthalaikudha, Kokkaddicholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sri Koddampalapillayar Kovil

Munaikadu,Kokkadicholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sri Manikkappillayar Kovil

Mavadimunmari, Kokkaddicholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sri Murugan Kovil

Thanthamalai, Kokkaddicholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Ampilanthurai North

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Munaikadu,Kokkadicholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Veerapathirar Kovil

Munaikadu,Kokkadicholai

Batticaloa – Paddippalai

Pathiakalai Amman Kovil

Porathivu

Batticaloa – Porathivu

Alayadipillayar Kovil

Vammivadduwan

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Kathirvelauthar Kovil

Panichchankerny

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Maha Vishnu Kovil

Kayankerny

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Kirimichchai

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Muthumariammn Kovil

Puliyankandalady

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Nagapanni Kovil

Panichchankerny

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Pillayar Kovil

Usanai

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Senthur Murugan Kovil

Thuchchakerny

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Rasalodai

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Sri Manikkappillayar Kovil

Vaharai Centre

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Sri Murugan Kovil

Alankulam, Vaharai

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Patsevai

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Sri Pathirakali Kovil

Ampanthanaveli

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Sri Pathirakali Kovil

Kathiraveli

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Sri Selva vinayagar Kovil

Vaharai north

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Uchchivinayagar Kovil

Uriyankaddu

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Varakai Amman Kovil

Mathurankernykulam

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Veerakathipillayar Kovil

Kathiraveli

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Vickneswarar Kovil

Kaddumurivu

Batticaloa – Vaharai

Alakandy Pillai Sivan Kovil

Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Balamurugan Kovil

Kumburumoolai, Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Ganeshaperumal Kovil

Kannakipuram Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Kaliyamman Kovil

Main St,Meeravodai,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Kaneshaperumal Kovil

Kannakipuram

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Kannagaiamman Kovil

Kondayankerny,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Kannagaiamman Kovil

Meeravodai Veethy,Kondayankerny

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Kannakiamman Kovil

Central Road, Kalkudha

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Koraveli Kannakaiamman Kovil

Palar Padsalai Road, Nasivanthivu

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Maha Vishnu Kovil

Kinnaiyadi Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Maha Vishnu Kovil

Paddiyadichenai, Kalkudha

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Kinnaiyadi

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Kumburumoolai, Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Mavadi Mariyamman Kovil

Kalkuda veethy,Pethalai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Narasimmar Kovil

Kinnaiyadi, Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Narasingavairavar Kovil

Kannakipuram, Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Pathirakaliyamman Kovil

Paddiyadichenai,Kalkudha

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Balamurugan Kovil

Kondayankerny,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Kaneshvarar Kovil

Tharivan road, Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Kaylayapillayar Kovil

Kalkuda veethy,Pethalai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Kulanthaivadivel Kovil

Kulakoddan kinnayadi

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Murugan Kovil

Meeravodai Tamil,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Murugan Kovil

Sunkankerny,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Karuvakarny,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Sunkankerny,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Nagathambiran Kovil

Kannakipuram,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Nagathambiran Kovil

Main street,Meeravodai,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Pathirakaliamman Kovil

Puthukudiyiruppu

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Kannakipuram,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Kondayankerny,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Sunkankerny,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Veethiyadi Vinayagar Kovil

Veeraiyadi vinayagar,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

Sri Vinayagar Kovil

Meeravodai Tamil,Valaichenai

Batticaloa – Valaichchenai

All together 283 Temples destroyed in Batticaloa

(108 Temples)

 
     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Jaffna

 

Name of Kovil

Place

Dirstrict

Alamavana Pillaiyar Kovil

Nedunthivu East

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Moddaiyar Kovil

Panankani, 1st Ward, Delft

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Nedunkulam Gnanavairavar Kovil

5th Ward, Delft

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Neluvini Sithy Vinayagar Kovil

Nedunthivu West, Nedunthivu

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Pidari Ambal Kovil

12th Ward, Delft East

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Sivasiri Kavolai Ammpal Murugan Kovil

Delft, East

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Uyarapulam Iyanar Kovil

1st Ward, Delft

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Veerabathira Pillaiyar Kovil

Delft, East Harbour

Jaffna – Delft, Island

Alady Vairavar Kovil

4th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Anuman Kovil

4th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Arasady Pillaiyar Kovil

6th Ward, Velanai

Jaffna – Islands

Athi Vairavar Kovil

2nd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Balasubramaniar Kovil

Madathuveli

Jaffna – Islands

Chaddi Veerakathi Vinayagar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Cheddipulam PaththiniAmman Kovil

2nd ward, East Centre

Jaffna – Islands

Gnanavairavar Kovil

4th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Gnanavairavar Kovil

7th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Gnavairavar Kovil

6th Ward, Velanai

Jaffna – Islands

Inichchapuliyady Murugan Kovil

2nd ward, Allaipiddy

Jaffna – Islands

Iyanar Kovil

1st ward, Velanai North East

Jaffna – Islands

Iyanar Kovil

7th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Iyanar Kovil

9th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Kali Kovil

Saravanai

Jaffna – Islands

Kaliamman Kovil

7th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Kalika Parameswary Kovil

4th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Kallady Amman Kovil

6th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Kandaswamy Kovil

3rd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Kanthankadavai Murugan Kovil

4thward, Velanai East

Jaffna – Islands

Karandappai Murugan Kovil

1st, Ward, Allaipiddy

Jaffna – Islands

Karumary Amman Kovil

4th ward, Mankumpan

Jaffna – Islands

Kathavarayar Kovil

9th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Kokkilaipathy Moonrumudy Ampal Kovil

3rd Ward. Allaipiddy

Jaffna – Islands

Kommapiddy Pillaiyar Kovil

4th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Kurunthady Vairavar Kovil

2nd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Malaiyadi Nayanmar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Malayadi Nachimar Kovil

9th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Mankumpan Sri Murugamoorthy Kovil

5th ward, Mankumpan

Jaffna – Islands

Manonmani Amman Kovil

3rd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Mariamman Kovil

11th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Maruthady Vairavar Kovil

4th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Meenadchi Amman Kovil

4thward, Velanai East

Jaffna – Islands

Murugamoorthy Kovil

7th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Murugan Kovil

Sitpanai, Velanai

Jaffna – Islands

Nachchimar Kovil

6th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Naduvuthurithi Petthappar Kovil

3rd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Nagathambiran Kovil

8th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Natchimar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Nayanar Kovil

3rd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Paddaiyar Addan Kovil

5th ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Periyapulam Pillaiyar Kovil

5th ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Perumpady Iyanar Kovil

4thward, Velanai East

Jaffna – Islands

Puthaiyadi Vairavar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Rajeswary Ambal Kovil

12th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Sankaramoorthy Murugamoorthy Kovil

11th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Sankuveli Iyanar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Sellakathirkama Murugan Kovil

Saravanai

Jaffna – Islands

Sinthamany Pillaiyar Kovil

3rd Ward. Allaipiddy

Jaffna – Islands

Sivakamy Amman Kovil

4th ward, Mankumpan

Jaffna – Islands

Sivan Kovil

3rd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Sivan Kovil

7th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Gnanavairavar Kovil

6th Ward, Sangaththanai

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Kannapiran Kovil

6th Ward, Kannapuram

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Kathirvelauthaswamy Kovil

Saravanai West, Velanai

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Muthumari Ambal Kovil

3rd Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Nagapoosani Amman Kovil

1st Ward, Nainativu

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Subramaniya Swamy Kovil

6th Ward, Thuraiyoor

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Veerakaththi Vinayagar Kovil

5th ward, Mankumpan

Jaffna – Islands

Sri Veerapaththira Kovil

6th Ward, Velanai

Jaffna – Islands

Srikaliga Parameswary Kovil

2nd ward, East Center

Jaffna – Islands

SriKaliyambal Kovil

6th Ward Mainstreet, Velanai

Jaffna – Islands

Srimuththumaryamman Kovil

2nd ward, East Center

Jaffna – Islands

Sripoornaputkara Hariharaputiraianar Kovil

6th Ward, Thuraiyoor

Jaffna – Islands

Thaviduthinny Pillaiyar Kovil

3rd Ward. Velanai East

Jaffna – Islands

Thenguthidal Veerakathi Vinayagar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Vairavar Kovil

Saravanai West, Velanai

Jaffna – Islands

Varasithy Vinayagar Kovil

1st Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Vayalveli Murugan Kovil

9th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

VeddaiPillaiyar Kovil

6th Ward, Navalar Rd.,

Jaffna – Islands

Veerakathi Vinayagar Kovil

6th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Veeramalai Murugan Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Veeramalai Vairavar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Veeramamalai Thurkadevi Amman Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Veerapathirar Kovil

9th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Velichchaveedu Nayanmar Kovil

10th Ward, Pungudutivu

Jaffna – Islands

Aalamkanru Gnanavairavar Kovil

Vetharadaippu, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Arulmihu Sevahar Peruman Kovil

Mallikai Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Naranthanai East, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Valanthalai, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Inthanmuththu Vinayagar Kovil

Puliyankoodal, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Iyanar Kovil

Puliyankoodal, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Iyanar Kovil

Sukuvil, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Kaddu Vairavar Kovil

Puliyankoodal, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Kanapatheeswaram Sivan Kovil

Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Valanthalai, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Koonan Paruththy Vairavar Kovil

Ilakady, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Manalkadhu Muthumariamman

Manalkadhu, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Mariamman Kovil

Punguduthivu

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Nachchimar Kovil

Ilakady, Karainagar North

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Nagapoosani Amman Kovil

Nainathivu

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Neelippanthanai Thurkaiamman Kovil

Neelippanthanai, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Puvaneswary Amman Kovil

Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sadaiyaly Gnanavairavar Kovil

Sadaiyaly, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Shangaripathy Kathirgamakanthan Dev.

Pulyankoodal, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sivan Kovil (Eelaththu Sithamparam)

Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sri Aathy Vairavar Kovil

East Road, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sri Kalika Puvaneswary Ambal Kovil

Karamban, South East, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil

New Road, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sri Kathiresan Devasthanam

Paruththiyadaippu, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sri Muthumari Ammanl Kovil

Peryaplot Rd, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sri Sivasubramania Swamy Kovil

Naranthanai East, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Sri Subramaniaswamy Kovil

Thoppukkadu, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Srisithambareswara Sivakamyambal

Karainagar Center

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Thanthontry Easwarar Kovil

Naranthanai

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Thanthontry Srimanonmaniambal Kovil

Naranthanai North

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Thickarai Thannai Pillaiyar Kovil

Kalapoomy, Karainagar

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Thiruvenkadu Sithy Vinayagar Kovil

Mandaithivu

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Vairavar Kovil

Oluvil Road, Karamban

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Vairavar Kovil

Sithambaramoorthikerny, Kayts

Jaffna – Islands, Kayts

Arasakesari Pillaiyar Kovil

Neerveli

Jaffna – Kopay

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Sirupiddy

Jaffna – Kopay

Kaddumarulakkandaswamy Kovil

Paththaimeni, Atchchuveli

Jaffna – Kopay

Kandaswamy Kovil

Neerveli

Jaffna – Kopay

Kannarai Amman Kovil

Avarankal

Jaffna – Kopay

Odaiyampathi Katpahavinayagar Kovil

Urumpirai

Jaffna – Kopay

Ollai Vembady Gnanavairavar Kovil

Neerveli

Jaffna – Kopay

Palanai Kannakai Amman Kovil

Kopay

Jaffna – Kopay

Perunthalai Sivan Kovil

Sirupiddy

Jaffna – Kopay

Pillaiyar Kovil

Valalai

Jaffna – Kopay

Puvaneswary Amman Kovil

Idaikadu

Jaffna – Kopay

Sankili Vairavar Kovil

Paththaimeni, Atchchuveli

Jaffna – Kopay

Sithiravelayutha Kovil

Atchuveli

Jaffna – Kopay

Sivahamy Amman Kovil

Sirupiddy

Jaffna – Kopay

Sivan Kovil

Avarangal

Jaffna – Kopay

Sivapoorani Kali Amman Kovil

Urelu

Jaffna – Kopay

Sri Maduraimaha Muthumariamman

Irupalai

Jaffna – Kopay

Sri Meenadchi Amman Kovil

Urelu

Jaffna – Kopay

Sri Subramaniya Kovil

Kathiripay, Atchuveli

Jaffna – Kopay

Vinayagar Kovil

Avarangal

Jaffna – Kopay

Amman Kovil

Ampan

Jaffna – Maruthankerney

Ampan Kandaswamy Kovil

Ampan

Jaffna – Maruthankerney

Ampan Pillaiyar Kovil

Ampan Kudathanai

Jaffna – Maruthankerney

Nalampanai Pillaiyar Kovil

Kudathanai North

Jaffna – Maruthankerney

Arulmihu Gnanavairavar Kovil

Kokuvil

Jaffna – Nallur

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Ariyalai

Jaffna – Nallur

Iyappar Kovil

Kondavil East

Jaffna – Nallur

Kaliambal Kovil

Kondavil, East

Jaffna – Nallur

Koddupulathu Manonmani Amman Kovil

Nanthavil – Thavaddy

Jaffna – Nallur

Konamalai Vairavar Kovil

Kokuvil East

Jaffna – Nallur

Kumarakoddam Gnanavairavar Kovil

Kondavil

Jaffna – Nallur

Murugan Kovil

Manchavanapathy

Jaffna – Nallur

Pillaiyar Kovil

Kondavil

Jaffna – Nallur

Puvaneswary Amman Kovil

Ariyalai

Jaffna – Nallur

Samundathevi Sametha Gnanavairavar

Kondavil, North

Jaffna – Nallur

Sithivinayagar Ampal Kovil

Kondavil

Jaffna – Nallur

Sivasubramaniyar Kovil

Maniyar Road

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Chandrasekera Vinayagar Kovil

Nallur North

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Gnanavairavar Perumal Kovil

Thirunelveli North

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Gnaneswarar Kovil

Kondavil East

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Muthumari Ambal Kovil

Thirunelveli

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Puveneswarar Ambal Kovil

Kondavil

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Sithyvinayagar Kovil

Ariyalai

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Sorna Sithy Vinayagar Kovil

Kokuvil West

Jaffna – Nallur

Sri Vallipuranathar Kovil

Kondavil, East

Jaffna – Nallur

Srikamalambikaisametha Kailasasamy

Nallur

Jaffna – Nallur

Sripathirakali Ammbal Kovil

Thirunelveli

Jaffna – Nallur

Veeramakali Kovil

Kandarmadam

Jaffna – Nallur

Vembadi Murugamoorthi Kovil

Kokuvil

Jaffna – Nallur

Vinayagar Kovil

Neeraviyadi

Jaffna – Nallur

Aladai Vairavar Kovil

Uyarapulam

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Amman Kovil

Suthumalai

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Anthikuli Vairavar Kovil

Savatkaddu

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Anthiran Murugamoorthy Kovil

Navali East

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Athi Vinayagar Kovil

Karapiran

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Eenchadi Vairavar Kovil

Suthumalai, East

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Iraddaipulam Vairavar Kovil

Sandilipay North

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Kalvalai Pillaiyar Kovil

Sandilipay

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Navali South

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Kasikandamadam Kovil

Anaikoddai

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Kengadevi Kovil

Savatkaddu

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Maruthady Vinayagar Kovil

Manipay

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Murugamoorthi Kovil

Savatkaddu

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Murugamoorthy Kovil

Marisan Koodal

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Murugamoorthy Kovil

Piranpattu

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Murugamoorthy Kovil

Sandilipay

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Murugan Kovil

Navaly

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Nunasai Murugan Kovil

Madakal

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Nunasai Sivan Kovil

Madakal

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Palaiveddy Kovil

Madakal

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Puliyankandu Pillaiyar Kovil

Anaikoddai

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Rajarajeswary Kovil

Sandilipay East

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Sinthamani Pillaiyar Kovil

Navali North

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Periyavilan

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Santhai, Sillalai South

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Vadaliyadaippu

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Sri Meenadchi Amman Kovil

Masiyapiddy

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Sri Pathirakali Amman Kovil

Sandilipay Centre

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Uthunkavinayagar Kovil

Uyarapulam

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Vairavar Kovil

Irraddayarpuran

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Velmurugan Kovil

Manipay

Jaffna – Sandilipay

Aanai Vilunthan Vickneswarar Kovil

Elavalai North

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Alakollai Vinayagar Kovil

Alakollai Alaveddy

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Ampal Kovil

Sathanar Kaladdy

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Anantha Nadarajah Kovil

Mahajana College,

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Annamar Kovil

Sithiyampuliyady

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Gnanavyravar Kovil

Sithiyampuliyady

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Gnavairavar Kovil

Kadduwan Rd. Mallakam

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Harihara Putara Iyanar Kovil

Alaveddy North

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Iyanar Kovil

Kadduwan

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Kalithevi Kovil

Mallakam Center

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Kanthaswamy Kovil

Maviddappuram

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Kathiramalai Sivan Kovil

Chunnakam

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Kumpalavalai Vinayagar Kovil

Alaveddy

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Kurukkal Kinaththady Vinayagar

Ganeswaram

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Naguleswarar Kovil

Keerimalai

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Natholai Muthumary Amman Kovil

Natholai Illawalai

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Neeliyampanai Pillaiyar Kovil

Neeliyampanai, Mallakam

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Olludai Gnavairavar Kovil

Kadivalai Elavalai

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Palam Pathy Vinayagar Kovil

Mallakam Center

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Periya Thampiran Kovil

Nariyaddan Mallakam

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Sivagnavairavar Kovil

Kailaya Valavu, Mallakam

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Sivakami Ampal Kovil

Maanimalai, Mallakam

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Sivan Kovil

Kovitpulam, Thellipalai

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Sri Subramaniaswamy Kovil

Pannalai

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Srivarthalam Katpaha Vinayagar Kovil

Pannalai

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Thurgai Amman Kovil

Tellipalai

Jaffna – Tellipalai

Aathivairavar Kovil

Kudamiyan, Varani

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Aladipulam Sivakami Amman Kovil

Meesalai North, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Ambalavana Veerakaththy Vinayagar

Perunkulam Rd, Kalvayal

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Annamar Kovil

Kaithady West, Ooriyan

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Arasadipillaiyar Kovil

Mirusuvil North, Mirusuvil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Arasady Akorakaliamman Kovil

Thatchchanthoppu, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Ariyankaddu Pillaiyar Kovil

Manthuvil West Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Arulmigu Kanthaswamy Kovil

Kaithady South, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Arulmigu Sri Palaniyandawar Kovil

Dutch Road, Chavakachcheri

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Arulmihu Gnanavairavar Kovil

Kaithady West, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Chandrasegaravaryvananathar Sivan Kovil

Chavakachchery

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Chellappillaiyar Kovil

Madduvil North, Shanthypuram

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Kachchai Road, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Ithiyadi Veerakathipillaiyar Kovil

Sankathanai, Chavakachcheri

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Iyanar Kovil

Kovilakandy, Navatkuly

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kadduvalavu Nelliyady Kandaswamy

Meesalai East, Meesalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kaithady Oakkalai Vinayagar Kovil

Kandy Road, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kaithady Veerakathi Pillaiyar Kovil

Kaithady South East, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kaiyili Kulam Veerakaththy Pillaiyar

Idaikurichchy, Varany

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kali Kovil

Hospital Rd, Madduvil North

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kalluvam Veerakathivinayagar Kovil

Kalluvam, Madduvil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kalyanakulam Vinayagar Kovil

Eluthumadduval North

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kandaswamy Kovil

Nunavil Center

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kodikamam Katpiththar Pillaiyar Kovil

Vevil Cemetry Rd, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kodikamam Valli Kanthasamy Kovil

Station Road, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Koilamanai Maruthady Sivan Kovil

Koyilamanai, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kovindaswamy Devasthanam

Kovilakandy, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Kumbavelyppillaiyar Kovil

Manthuvil West Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Maruthady Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Kovilakandy Center, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Maruthady Vonayagar Kovil

Kovilakandy, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Maruthankulam Pillaiyar Kovil

Eluthumadduval North

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Mayiliyar Vairavar Kovil

Idaikurichchy, Varany

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Murugan Kovil

Iyakachchi

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Murugan Kovil

Ketpaly Centre, Mirusuvil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Murugan Kovil

Puloppalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Muthaliyar Kovil

Kopay Road, Kaithady West

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Muththukumaraswamy Kovil

Thatchchanthoppu, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Nachchimar Kovil

Kovilakandy, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Narasingha Vairavar Kovil

Shanthypuram, Madduvil North

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Navatkuly Siththy Vinayagar

Navatkuly West Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Neelaththai Udaiyarmadam Murugan

Idaikurichchy, Varany

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Nelliyady Pillaiyar Kovil

Madduvil North, Shanthypuram

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Padaiyandan Thoddam Kanthaswamy

Chavakachcheri North

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Paddaiyolachchy Veerapaththeerar Kovil

Central Road, Meesalai East

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Pantrykkerny Kandaswamy Kovil

Meesalai East, Meesalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Paramasivan Kovil

Ketpeli West, Mirusuwil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Paththirakaliamman Kovil

Palavy North, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Peddaiyarkulam Pillaiyar Kovil

Navatkadhu, Varany

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Periya Theivam Amman Kovil

New Market, Meesalai East

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Periyakerny Sivagnapillaiyar Kovil

NagarKovil Rd,Eluthumadduval

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Periyamavadi Kanthaswamy Kovil

Perampalam rd, Periyamavadi

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Perumpadai Amman Kovil

Kaithady, Navatkuly

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Perumpadai Amman Kovil

Thanankilappu

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Poothavarayar Kovil

Meesalai North, Meesalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Puliyanthidal Sri Kandaswamy Kovil

Manthuvil North, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Puthukkulam Kannakai Amman Kovil

Vidaththatpalai, Mirusuvil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Rajanageswaray Ambal Kovil

Manthuvil West, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sarasalai Ramavil Veerakathi Pillaiyar

Sarasalai South, Sarasalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Shambhavely Chenpavalapillaiyar Kovil

Ketpaly , Mirusuvil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Siddy Veram Kannakai Amman Kovil

Varani Iyatralai, Varani

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Simanthalvu Vinayagar Kovil

Allarai North, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sithamparasubramaniaswamy Kovil

Kovilakandy Center, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sithravelautha Swamy Kovil

Meesalai East, Meesalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Kaliambal Kovil

Thachchanthoppu, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Meenadchi Amman Kovil

Shankaththanai, Chavakachery

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Meesalai North,Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Nadarasa Murugamoorthy Kovil

Kovil Kudiyiruppu

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Narayanar Kovil

Madduvil South, Chavakachery

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Pathirakali Amman Kovil

School Road, Navatkuly South

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Puvaneswaray Amman Kovil

Navatkuli East, Thatchanthoppu

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Valli Amman Kovil

Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Sri Veeramakali Amman Kovil

Sarasalai South, Sarasalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Thanankilappu Karaiththur Vinayagar

Thanankilappu

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Thanthontry Gnavairavar Kovil

Kaithady, Navatkuly South

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Thavasikulam Kannakai Amman Kovil

Thavasikulam, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Thavasiyakulam Pillaiyar Kovil

Idaikurichchy, Varany

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Thiruneelakanda Vellaimavadi Pillaiyar

Meesalai East, Meesalai

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Thurkai Amman Kovil

Edu. Ladies Sch.,Mirusuvil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Thuvarankarai Pillaiyar Kovil

Idaikurichchy, Varany

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vairavar Kovil

Kaithady Center, Kumaranagar

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vairavar Kovil

Madduvil South

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vairavar Kovil

Manthuvil West Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vairavar Muniyappar Kovil

Kaithady Center, Kumaranagar

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vallakulam Veerakathi Pillaiyar Kovil

Maravanpulo, Chavakachchery

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vedhavana Vinayagar Kovil

Ramalinga Road, Kalvayal

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Veerakathi Vinayagar Kovil

Meesalai North, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Veerapathirar Kovil

Kallakam, Kaithady West

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Veerapathirar Kovil

Ketpeli Centre, Mirusuwil

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Veerapathirar Kovil

Maravanpulo North

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Veerapathirar Kovil

Palavy South, Kodikamam

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Velamparai Kannaki Amman Kovil

Kovilakandy, Kaithady

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vilaively Veerakaththy Vinayagar

Nunavil West, Chavakachery

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vilupanai Kannakai Ambal Kovil

Vilupanai, Eluthumadduwal

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Vinayagar Kovil

Vettilaikerny

Jaffna – Thenmarachy

Arulananda Pillayar Kovil

Pirappankulam road,Jaffna

Jaffna – Town

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Eachchamoddai

Jaffna – Town

Kadaitheru Pillayar Kovil

K.K.S road,Jaffna

Jaffna – Town

Kanthasamy Kovil

Villundy

Jaffna – Town

Meenadchi Amman Kovil

Koddadi

Jaffna – Town

Muniappar Kovil

Jaffna Fort

Jaffna – Town

Murugan Kovil

Columbuthurai

Jaffna – Town

Nainai Nagapoosani Amman Kovil

Columbuthurai

Jaffna – Town

Sivan Kovil

Columbuthurai

Jaffna – Town

Sri Ampalavanr Kovil

Nedunkulam

Jaffna – Town

Vairavar Kovil

Kulathady

Jaffna – Town

Aalvar Kovil

Vallipuram

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Anthanathidal Pillayar Kovil

Kapputhu karaveddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Arulmihu Gnanavairavar Kovil

Kottawaththai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Arulmihu Kandasamy Kovil

Point Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Arulmihu Muthaliamman Kovil

Karanavai East, Karaveddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Arulmihu Paththanai Vairavar Kovil

Alvai east

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Athivairavar Kovil

AthiKovilady, VVT.

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Athiyadi Pillaiyar Kovil

Point Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Konavalai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Nediyakadu, VVt.

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Inpilan Petiyathambiran Kovil

Polikandy South

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Irakkachchi Amman Kovil

Vadi Lane, VVT.

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kadatkarai Pillaiyar Kovil

Thumbalai East

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kandavanam Kovil

Polikandy East

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Manthikai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kappaludayar Kovil

Valvai North Central, VVT

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Katpaka Pillaiyar Kovil

Mathanai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kilisiddy Gnanavairavar Kovil

Irumbu mathavady,Vathiry

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Koneswarar Kovil

Thondamanaru

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Koolankerny Vanniyappillayar Kovil

Karaveddy cetre

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kottuvasal Amman Kovil

Nagarkovil

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kulathady Vairavar Kovil

Polikandy West

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Kumbimurugan Kovil

Katkovalam

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Maruthady Gnanavairavar Kovil

Point Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Meenadchi Amman Kovil

Valvai North Central, VVT

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Muthumari Amman Kovil

Thondamanaru

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Murugamoorthy Kaliamman Kovil

Nelliyadi karaveddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Murugan Kovil

Selva Sannathy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Muthumariamman Kovil

Valvettiturai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Naruvilady Pillaiyar Kovil

Naruvilady

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Neeruvalai Pillaiyar Kovil

Polikandy East

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Nuhavil Pillayar Kovil

Kaddaiveli, karaveddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Nungodai Murugan Kovil

Karaveddy west

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Ollai Arulmihu Veerapathirar Kovil

Puloly South

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pandari Amman Kovil

Thambaciddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pandurankan Kovil

Thondamanaru

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pasupathy Sivan Kovil

Puloly

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pathirakaliyamman Kovil

Thondamanaru

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pathirakaliyamman Kovil

Uduppiddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pillaiyar Kovil

Alvollai Road, Point-Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pillaiyar Kovil

Atchuvely

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pillaiyar Kovil

Inparuddy Point Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Pillaiyar Kovil

Puloly South

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Puddani Sithi Vinayagar Kovil

Valvai South West, VVT

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sadaiyandy Vairavar Kovil

Valvai South West, VVT

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sakkalawathay gnanavairavar Kovil

Karaveddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sakthi Ambal Kovil

Thumbalai South

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sithy Vinayagar Kovil

Koddadi

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sivan Kovil

Muchampulavu, Puloly South

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sivan Kovil

Valvettiturai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sri Sandika Parameswary Kovil

Point Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sri Selvachanathy Kovil

Thondamanaru

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Sundara Perumal Kovil

Valvai South West, VVT

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Thevi Amman Kovil

Thumpalai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Thodda Pillaiyar Kovil

Ledsumananthoddam Thumbalai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Thuvali Kaliyamman Kovil

Uduppiddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Thuvalipillayar Kovil

Imayanan West, Uduppiddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Ulakudaya Pillaiyar Kovil

Valvettiturai

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vaikunda Pillaiyar Kovil

Valvai South West, VVT

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vairavar Kovil

Kothiyal Lane, VVT.

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vairavar Kovil

Netkolu, Thondamanaru

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vairavar Kovil

Revady, VVT.

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Valambikai Sametha Vaitheeswara Kovil

Karaveddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Valambikai Sametha Vaitheeswara Kovil

Valvai South West, VVT

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vallaively Srisithivinayagar Kovil

Uduppiddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vallianantham Pillaiyar Kovil

Puloly South

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Valliappar Gnanavairavar Kovil

Karaveddy

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vani Kovil

VVT.

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Veerapathirar Kovil

Katkovalam

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Veerapathirar Kovil

Point Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Vet Kovil

Inparuddy Point Pedro

Jaffna – Vadamarachy

Adaikalamthoddam Sri Kandaswamy

Vaddu East

Jaffna – Vali West

Akayakulam Vinayakar Kovil

Araly South

Jaffna – Vali West

Arasadi Sithi Vinayagar Kovil

Madakal East

Jaffna – Vali West

Arasady Vyravar Kovil

Chankanai South

Jaffna – Vali West

Avarampity Sri Muthumari Ambal Alayam

Araly East

Jaffna – Vali West

Chempithodda Gna Vairavar Kovil

Araly South

Jaffna – Vali West

Ethiyadi Vinayakar Kovil

Vaddu South West

Jaffna – Vali West

Gnanasinthamani Pillaiyar Kovil

Madakal West

Jaffna – Vali West

Gnanavyravar Kovil

Chuleepuram Centre

Jaffna – Vali West

Gnanavyravar Kovil

Tholpuram West 6

Jaffna – Vali West

Iyanar Kovil

Parathanai, Vadaliyadaipu

Jaffna – Vali West

Kalawathurai Ganan Vyravar Kovil

Araly South

Jaffna – Vali West

Kambanpulo Aathy Vyravar perumal Kovil

Vaddu North

Jaffna – Vali West

Kannaki Amman Kovil

Vaddu West

Jaffna – Vali West

Kodaokulam Sri Paththirakali Amman

Araly East

Jaffna – Vali West

Koddadiperan Sivan Kovil

Chulipuram West

Jaffna – Vali West

Lanka Paruthi Vyravar Kovil

Chankanai Centre

Jaffna – Vali West

Malayalnkadu Iyanar Kovil

Araly East

Jaffna – Vali West

Mavady Gana Vyravar Kovil

Chankanai South

Jaffna – Vali West

Murugamoorthy Kovil

Sangarathai

Jaffna – Vali West

Murugamoothy Kovil

Mathagal

Jaffna – Vali West

Murugan Kovil

Chankanai South

Jaffna – Vali West

Myleyapualm Kandasamy Kovil

Araly North

Jaffna – Vali West

Nachchimar Kovil

Chulipuram Centre

Jaffna – Vali West

Nachchmar Kovil

Chankanai

Jaffna – Vali West

Nagammal Kovil

Araly Centre

Jaffna – Vali West

Nikara Gnanavyravar Kovil

Chankanai West

Jaffna – Vali West

Nitchchamam Gnanavyravar Kovil

Araly South

Jaffna – Vali West

Nochchiyampathy Vinayagar Kovil

Araly West

Jaffna – Vali West

Odakarai Sivan Kovil

Chanknai South

Jaffna – Vali West

Paralai Vinayagar Kovil

Chulipuram East

Jaffna – Vali West

Paththrakalee Amman Kovil

Chankarathai

Jaffna – Vali West

Periyar Kovil

Ponnalai

Jaffna – Vali West

Petchchi Amman Kovil

Madakal North

Jaffna – Vali West

Sampunathar Sivan Kovil

Pannipulam

Jaffna – Vali West

Sinnakathirkamam

Vaddu West

Jaffna – Vali West

Sinnavalavu Gnavairavar Kovil

Araly North

Jaffna – Vali West

Sinthamany Vinayagar Kovil

Araly South

Jaffna – Vali West

Sithamparam Ambalavanr Kovil

Chankanai

Jaffna – Vali West

Sivan Kovil

Suthumalai North

Jaffna – Vali West

Sri Harihara Puthira Iynar Kovil

Chulipuram West

Jaffna – Vali West

Sri Muthumari Ambal Kovil

Tholpuram West

Jaffna – Vali West

Sri Nagapoosani Amman Kovil

Araly Centre

Jaffna – Vali West

Sri Siva Sithamparaeswarar Kovil

Sithankerny

Jaffna – Vali West

Sri Wisalachchi Samatha Wisvanathar

Araly Centre

Jaffna – Vali West

Thampap Pillaiyar Kovil

Moolai

Jaffna – Vali West

Thevindaipirai Murugamoorthy Kovil

Sangarathai

Jaffna – Vali West

Thotathu Katpakapillaiyar Kovil

Vaddu North

Jaffna – Vali West

Thuraddippanai Srimuthumary Amman

Vaddu East

Jaffna – Vali West

Udukiyavaali Pillaiyar Kovil

Vaddu South

Jaffna – Vali West

Uloalasiddy Pillaiyar Kovil

Araly Centre

Jaffna – Vali West

Valai Amman Kovil

Araly East

Jaffna – Vali West

Varatharajah Prumal Kovil

Ponnalai

Jaffna – Vali West

Vathiranpulo Sithy Vinayagar Kovil

Moolai

Jaffna – Vali West

Viswaththanai Murugamoorth Kovil

Pannnakam

Jaffna – Vali West

Welvil Murugamoorthy Kovil

Chankanai East

Jaffna – Vali West

Annamar Kovil

Punnalaikadduwan South

Jaffna – Valigamam

Iyanar Kovil

Punnalaikadduwan North

Jaffna – Valigamam

Meenadchi amman Kovil

Punnalaikadduwan North

Jaffna – Valigamam

Rajarajeswary Amman Kovil

Punnalaikadduwan North

Jaffna – Valigamam

Sivan Kovil

Punnalaikadduwan South

Jaffna – Valigamam

Vinayagar Kovil

Ayakkadavai

Jaffna – Valigamam

More than 1000 Temples destroyed in Jaffna

(463 Temples)

 
     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Kilinochchi

 

Name of Kovil

Place

Dirstrict

Kanagambikai Amman Kovil

Iranaimadu

Kilinochchi – Iranaimadu

Aladypillayar Kovil

8th Vaikkal/Canal

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

AmbalKovil

Porikadavai

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Amman Kovil

Parathipuram East

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Amman Kovil

Ponnagar Centre

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Amman Kovil

Solai,Vannerikulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Amman Kovil

Vanneri, Jeyapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Athimuththumariamman Kovil

Uthayanagar West

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Athivinayagar Kovil

Ootupulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Atputhavinayagar Kovil

30th Housing Scheme

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Gowri Amman Kovil

Paravipanchan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iththivinayagar

Uthayanagar West

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iththiyadi Pillayar Kovil

Sivanagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iyanar Kovil

Jeyapuram road, Vanneri

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iyanar Kovil

Kunchuparanthan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iyanar Kovil

Maruthady

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iyanar Kovil

Paravipanchan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iyanar Kovil

Skanthapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iyanar Kovil

Vaddakachchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Iyankulam Amman Kovil

Malayalapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

KaddammanKovil

Skanthapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kadduamman Kovil

Uruthirapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kali Kovil

Parathipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kali Kovil

Puthukadu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Kanagapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kannaki Amman Kovil

Jeyanthinagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kannaki Amman Kovil

Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kanthaswamy Kovil

Konavil

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Katpahavinayagar Kovil

Puthumurippu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Krishnaparathy Amman Kovil

Krishnapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Krishnar Kovil

Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Krishnar Kovil

Krishnapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Krishnar Kovil

Ratnapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kunchumeesa Pillayar Kovil

Vaddakachchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kurukualasarvasakthi Kovil

Jeyanthinagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Maniamman Kovil

Vinayagapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Konavil

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Uruthirapuram North

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Vaddakachchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Mavadi murugan Kovil

Ramanathapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Meenadchiamman Kovil

Anandapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Muniyappar Kovil

Agriculture Rd,Kaneshapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Muniyappar Kovil

Puthumurippu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Murugan Kovil

Jeyapuram road, Vanneri

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Murugan Kovil

Kanakambikai Kulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Murugan Kovil

Kandy road, Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Murugan Kovil

Parathipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Murugan Kovil

Sakthipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Murugan Kovil

Vaddakachchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Murugan Kovil

Vivehananda Nagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Muthumariamman Kovil

Krishnapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Muthumariamman Kovil

Ootupulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Muthumariamman Kovil

Sakthipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Muthumariamman Kovil

Selvanagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Nadanamuthumaniamman Kovil

Iththiyadi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Nagammal Kovil

Konavil

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Nagapooshani Amman Kovil

Thirunagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Nagapooshani Amman Kovil

Uthayanagar East

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Nagathambiran Kovil

Ratnapuram West

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Nagathambiran Kovil

Uthayanagar East

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Nanthanpulavan Nagapooshanai Amman

Vaddakachchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Navalady Murugan Kovil

Kanakambikai Kulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Palaiyadi Vinayagar Kovil

Uruthirapuram North

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Parasakthi Kovil

Paravipanchan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

2nd Mile post, Pannankandy

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

5th Vaikkal/Canal

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Adambamoddai

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Agriculture Rd, Kaneshapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Akkarayan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Alady, Ramanathapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Anaivilunthankulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Chenchuvayal

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Iranimadu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Iththiyadi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Kanagapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Kandy Road, Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Kaththannagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Krishnapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Kunchuparanthan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Maruthady

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Neevil

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Pannamkandu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Paranthan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Parathipuram East

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Ponnagar North

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Rathinapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Sambukulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Shanthapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Thiruvaiaru

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Thondaman Nagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Uruthirapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Vannerikulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Vinson Road, Thiruvaiaru

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Rajarajeswaray Amman Kovil

Thirunagar South

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Ramar Kovil

Malayalapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Ramar Kovil

Puthumurippu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sarathambal Kovil

Mayavanoor

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sithi vinayagar Kovil

Akkarayan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sithi vinayagar Kovil

Kannakipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sithi vinayagar Kovil

Malayalapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sithi vinayagar Kovil

Vaddakachchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sivan Kovil

Kanakambikai Kulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sivan Kovil

Krishnapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sivan Kovil

Mayavanoor

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sivan Kovil

Uthayanagar West

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Solai Nagar Pillayar Kovil

Puthumurippu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sothivinayagar Kovil

Vaddakachchi

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Arulmurugan Kovil

Kannakipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Arulmurugan Kovil

Skanthapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Kanakambikai Amman Kovil

Iranaimadu Kulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Kannaki Amman Kovil

Kannakipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri kannan Kovil

Skanthapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri manonmany Amman Kovil

Ambalkulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Mariamman Kovil

Ramanathapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Meenadshi Amman Kovil

Jeyanthinagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Thiruvaiaru 3, Ampal Nagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Uthayanagar West

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Nagathambiran Kovil

Kannakipuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Ranganatha Perumal Kovil

Mayavanoor

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sri Thurkka Thevi Kovil

Ambalkulam

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Sudalai Vairavar Kovil

Puthumurippu

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Thurkaiamman Kovil

130, Thirunagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Thurkaiamman Kovil

Anandapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Thurkaiamman Kovil

Skanthapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Uruthirapuraeeswara Sivan Kovil

Uruthirapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Vairavar Kovil

104, Thirunagar North

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Vairavar Kovil

27, Thirunagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Vairavar Kovil

Akkarayan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Vicky Vinayagar Kovil

Akkarayan

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Vinayagar Kovil

Parathipuram East

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Vinayagar Kovil

Selvanagar

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Vinayagar Kovil

Vinayagapuram

Kilinochchi – Karachchi

Kanthasamy Kovil

Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi – Kilinochchi

Amman Kovil

Soranpattu

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Amman Kovil

Tharmakerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Ampalavarai amman Kovil

Muhamalai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Annamar Kovil

Kovil vayal

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Araththi Murugan Kovil

Puloppalai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Araththiamman Kovil

Puloppalai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Aththikandu Vairavar Kovil

Arasar kerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Muhamalai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Kachchar Vadi Murugan Kovil

Pallai Nagar

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Kachchar Vadi Pillayar Kovil

Pallai Nagar

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Kali Kovil

Yakkachchi

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Kallady Vairavar Kovil

Pallai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Yakkachchi

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Karanthai Vairavar Kovil

Tharmakerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Koddadi Pillayar Kovil

Arasar Kerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Malvil Krishnan Kovil

Muhavil

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Mandalai Pillayar Kovil

Kovil Vayal

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Muhamalai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Monduwan Vairavar Kovil

Arasar kerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Narasimmavairavar Kovil

Pallai Nagar

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Neliyar Pillayar Kovil

Thampakamam

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Nellippallam Amman Kovil

Soranpattu

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Nochchithalvu Pillayar Kovil

Soranpattu

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Palavipillayar Kovil

Pallai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Periyathampiran Kovil

Muhamalai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Pillayar Kovil

Arasar Kerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Pillayar Kovil

Pallai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Pillayar Kovil

Tharmakerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Poothavarayar Kovil

Tharmakerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Seeranaipillayar Kovil

Soranpattu

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Selukkan Chaddy Amman Kovil

Thampakamam

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Sinnamandalai Pillayar Kovil

Yakkachchi

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Sittandy Kovil

Tharmakerny

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Thiriyai Amman Kovil

Muhavil

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Thiriyai Karai Pillayar Kovil

Mullaiyadi

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Trandaikerny Amman Kovil

Pallai Nagar

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Uppukkernypillayar Kovil

Thampakamam

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Vairavar Kovil

Soranpattu

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Valliamman Kovil

Yakkachchi

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Vanan Amman Kovil

Pallai

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Vannankerny Kali Amman Kovil

Thampakamam

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Vannankerny Thurkai Amman Kovil

Thampakamam

Kilinochchi – Pallai

Murugan Kovil

Kumarapuram

Kilinochchi – Paranthan

Addathuddivairavar Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Aknivairavar Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Alankulam Pillayar Kovil

Villady

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Gowtharimuani

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Jeyapuram North

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Pallikkudha

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Paramankirai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Sempankunru

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Sithankuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Ampalavanar Pillayar Kovil

Madduvilnadu East

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Arasady Vinayagar Kovil

Madduvilnadu East

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Aruhuveli Vairavar Kovil

Gowtharimuani

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Arulmihu Vallambikai/Sithivinayagar Kovil

Jayapuram South

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Iyanar Kovil

Cheddiyakuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Iyanar Kovil

Sekkalai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Iyanar Kovil

Villady

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kadduvidathal Vinayagar

Selvapuram

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kalankaddy Vairavar

Alankerny

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kali Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kali Kovil

Villady

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kalmunai Amman Kovil

Gowtharimuani

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kampilivairavar Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kani Kovil

Cheddiyakuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kannahiamman Kovil

Chellaiahthivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Nallur

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kanthaswamy Kovil

Karrukkaithivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Karthavarayar Kovil

Karrukkaithivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kaththavarayar Kovil

Gnanamadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Kaththavarayar Kovil

Villady

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Katpahappillayar Kovil

Gowtharimuani

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Koddavadi Pillayar Kovil

Sithankuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Koddiluppillayar Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Krishnan Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Madaththuppiddy Pillayar Kovil

Nallur

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Maruthady Vairavar Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Maruthady Vinayagar Kovil

Thampirai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Mudavairavar Kovil

Pallikkudha

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Muneeswarar Kovil

Vadiyadi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Muneeswarar Sithivinayagar Kovil

Madduvilnadu East

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Muniyappar Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Muniyappar Kovil

Madduvilnadu East

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murugamoorthy Kovil

Sithankuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murugan Kovil

Madduvilnadu West

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murugan Kovil

Mannaiththalai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murugan Kovil

Mualnkavil

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murukan Kovil

Villady

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murukandippillayar Kovil

Alankerny

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murukandippillayar Kovil

Nallur

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murukandy pillayar Kovil

Selvapuram

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Nachchimar Kovil

Karrukkaithivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Nadkadumurugan Kovil

Nallur

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Nagathambiran Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Nagathambiran Kovil

Sithankuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Nainakaddu Vairavar Kovil

Veddukkadu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Nayanmarmadam

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Paddivairavar Kovil

Gowtharimuani

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Palakanthapillayar

Alankerny

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Pampadiththan Vairavar Kovil

Sempankunru

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Paththinikaddupillayar

Madduvilnadu East

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Paththinippaipillayar Kovil

Paththinippai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Perumpadai Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Perumpadai Kovil

Karrukkaithivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Peumpadai Amman Kovil

Veddukkadu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Pihirivinayagar Kovil

Cheddiyakuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Pillayar Kovil

Karrukkaithivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Pillayar Kovil

Madduvilnadu West

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Pillayar Kovil

Pallikkudha

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Pillayar Kovil

Vinasiodai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Piramthalvu Pillayar Kovil

Madduvilnadu East

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Puliyadivirumar

Alankerny

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Ramar Kovil

Jeyapuram North

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Sakthiamman Kovil

Gowtharimuani

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Sithiravelauthar Kanthasamy Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Sobalapiddy Sirsithi Kovil

Madduvilnadu East

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Sri murugan Kovil

Nallur

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Sri Muththumariamman Kovil

Kumulamunai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Sri selvayoha Sithi Vinayagar Kovil

Mualnkavil

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Thlakkulam Kovil

Vadiyadi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Urikaddu Vinayagar Kovil

Thampirai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vaikalady Amman Kovil

Sithankuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vaikalady Vairavar Kovil

Karrukkaithivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vairavar Kovil

Cheddiyakuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vairavar Kovil

Kavakulam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vairavar Kovil

Madduvilnadu West

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vairavar Kovil

Nallur

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vairavar Kovil

Samippulam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vairavar Kovil

Selvapuram

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vairavar Kovil

Sithankuruchchi

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

vankernippillayar

Alankerny

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Varamperiyar Kovil

Gowtharimuani

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Veerakathivinayagar Kovil

Alankerny

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Veerapathirar Kovil

Karikkoddukkulam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Veerapathirar Kovil

Mannaiththalai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vidathal Pillayar

Thampirai

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vilathikadu Vairavar Kovil

Nallur

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Vinayagar Kovil

Karrukkaithivu

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Virumar Kovil

Gnanimadam

Kilinochchi – Poonakari

Murugan Kovil

Paranthan

Killinochchi – Karachchi

Pillayar Kovil

Pallankandy

Killinochchi – Pallankandy

Kottai Muniappar Kovil

Poonakari

Killinochchi – Poonakari

Amman Kovil

Poorikadawai

Killinochchi – Poorikadawai

Nagathambiran Kovil

Pullyampokkanai

Killinochchi – Pullyampokkanai

Sivan Kovil

Uruthirapuram

Killinochchi – Uruthirapuram

Pillayar Kovil

Vattakachchi

Killinochchi – Vattakachchi

All together 185 Temples destroyed in Killinochchi

(282 Temples)

 
     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Mannar

 

Name of Kovil

Place

Dirstrict

Amman Kovil

Semmanthivu

Mannar – Nanaddan

Iyanar Kovil

Jeevanagar

Mannar – Nanaddan

Mariamman Kovil

Parikarikandal

Mannar – Nanaddan

Pidariyamman Kovil

Sooriyakaddaikadu

Mannar – Nanaddan

Sri Selvamuththumariamman Kovil

Moddakadai

Mannar – Nanaddan

Amman Kovil

Sinnakarisal, Pesalai

Mannar – Pesalai

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Pesalai

Mannar – Pesalai

Kanthariyamman Kovil

Padapady,Thalimannar

Mannar – Thalaimannar

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Thalaimannar

Mannar – Thalaimannar

Vinayagar Kovil

Thalaimannar

Mannar – Thalaimannar

Amman Kovil

5th Mile,Erukkalampitty

Mannar – Town

Amman Kovil

South Bar, Mannar

Mannar – Town

Murugan Kovil

South bar, Mannar

Mannar – Town

Muthumariamman Kovil

Vaddupiththanmadu,Puthukamam

Mannar – Town

Pillayar Kovil

South bar, Mannar

Mannar – Town

Sivan Kovil

Thiruketheeswaram

Mannar – Town

All together 37 Temples destroyed in Mannar

(16 Temples)

 
     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Mullaitivu

 

Name of Kovil

Place

Dirstrict

Vairavar Kovil

Bus stand – Mullaitivu

Mullaitivu

Veerakaththipillayar Kovil

Mullaithivu

Mullaitivu

Arasady Pillayar Kovil

Kokkilai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Kannaki Amman Kovil

Kokkilai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Katpahavinayagar Kovil

Kanukerny

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Katpahavinayagar Kovil

Kumulamunai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Maha Vishnu Kovil

Mamoolai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Semmalai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Murugan Kovil

Allampil

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Murugan Kovil

Kokku Thoduvai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Muthumari Amman Kovil

Kokku Thoduvai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Pillayar Kovil

Karachchikudiyiruppu

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Pillayar Kovil

Karunaddu Kerny

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Pillayar Kovil

Kumulamunai

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Sivan Kovil

Uduppu Kulam

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Vinayagar Kovil

Kokku Thoduvai – Kodda Kerny

Mullaitivu – Manalaru

Athinathar Thambiran Kovil

Kottu Kinattu – Kumulamunai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Athivairavar Kovil

Kallappadu North

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Mullaithivu

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Kaddaruvinayagar Kovil

2nd ward, Mulliyawalai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Kalyanavelavar Kovil

1st ward, Mulliyawalai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Kannakiambal Kovil

Vattrapalai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Katpahavinayagar Kovil

Knaukkerny

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Katpahavinayagar Kovil

Kumulamunai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Koddukinattu vinayagar Kovil

Kumulamunai centre

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Kumarakanapathipillayar Kovil

Mullivaikal West

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Kurunthady Silinga vinayagar Kovil

Mullivaikal East

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Maha vishnu Kovil

Mamoolai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Semmalai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Murugan Kovil

Kumarapuram

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Murugan Kovil

Mamoolai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Nagapoosani amman Kovil

2nd ward, Mulliyawalai

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Pillayar Kovil

Keppapilavu

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Oottankarai Rd, Mullaithivu

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Thirumurugapura murukanKovil

Alambil north

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Veerakaththipillayar Kovil

Karachchikudiyiruppu

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

VelmuruganKovil

Unnapulavu

Mullaitivu – Maritimepattu

Ambal Kovil

Old Colony, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Amman Kovil

Koolamurippu,Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Amman Kovil

Vattuvaal

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Arasadippillayar Kovil

Puthukulam, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Arasadypillayar Kovil

Peraru, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Arasadyvinayagar Kovil

Katsilaimadu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Athivairavar Kovil

Karippaddamurippu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Balamurugan Kovil

Muththaiyankaddukulam, Oddu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Gnanavairavar Kovil

Karippaddamurippu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Iththimarathady Siththivinayagar Kovil

Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Iyan Kovil

Thaddaiamalai, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Kannakai amman Kovil

Katkidangu, Karippaddamurippu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Mammil Pillayar Kovil

Ambakamam, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Mavadi Siththivinayagar Kovil

Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Murugan Kovil

Housing scheme, Pulliyankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Murugan Kovil

Karippaddamurippu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Murugan Kovil

Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Murugan Kovil

Pulimaichchinagalam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Murugan Kovil

Sammalan kulam, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Muththumariamman Kovil

Palampasi, Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Muththumariamman Kovil

Periyapuliyankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Muththuvinayagar Kovil

Thattaiyamalai

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Muthtuvinayagar Alayam

Muththuvinayagapuram

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Muthtuvinayagar Kovil

Thaddaiamalai, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Nagathambiran Alayama

Thaddaiamalai, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Nagathambiran Kovil

Karuvelankandal, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Nagathambiran Kovil

Katsilaimadu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Nagathambiran Kovil

Periyaiththimadu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Palayadimuththumariamman Kovil

New colony, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Palayamurukandy Pillayar Kovil

Panikkan kulam, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Palayan Pillayar Kovil

Puthukulam, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pathalavairavar Kovil

Olumadu, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Karambaikulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Karippaddamurippu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Karuvelankandal, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Koolamurippu,Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Leftbund, Muththaiyankaddukulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Melyvanam, Karippaddamurippu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Pandarakulam, Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Panikkan kulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Periyaiththimadu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Puthukulam, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Samalankulam, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Silavaththai

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Sinna salamban, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Thaneeroottu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Thirumurukandy

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Pillayar Kovil

Vinayagar veethy, Viththiyapuram

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sammalantholai Pillayar Kovil

Katsilaimadu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sellappillayar Kovil

Koolamurippu,Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Siththivinayagar Kovil

Palampasi, Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Siththivinayagar Kovil

Thanduwan,Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sivan Kovil

Inthupuram, Thirumurukandy

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Soolavairavar Kovil

Olumadu, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sri Muththukumaraswamy Kovil

Pandaravanni, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sri Muththumariamman Kovil

Periyasalamban, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sri Muthtumariamman Kovil

Mutththaiyankaddukulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sri Muthtumariamman Kovil

Thaddaiamalai, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sri Sakthiamman Kovil

Thunukkai Veethy, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Sri Siththivinayagar Kovil

Thanduwan,Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Thakaddu vairavar Kovil

Katsilaimadu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Thanthonteswaran Kovil

Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Thantrontrinagathambiran Kovil

Rightbund

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Thurkkaiamman Kovil

17th mile, Palampasy, Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vairavar Kovil

14th mile post, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vairavar Kovil

Katkidangu, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vairavar Kovil

Manavalanpaddamurippu

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vairavar Kovil

Mankulam Veethy, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vairavar Kovil

Sammalan Kulam, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Veeraiyadi vinayagar Kovil

Katsilaimadu, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vellaipillayar Kovil

Mambalasanthy, Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vilvam pillayar Kovil

Nudunkerny Veethy, Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vinayagar Kovil

Kadiveethy, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vinayagar Kovil

Krishna nagar, Thanduwan

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vinayagar Kovil

Othiyamalai, Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vinayagar Kovil

Periyakulam, Nedunkerny

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vinayagar Kovil

Thatchadamban, Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vinayagar Kovil

Uttankarai

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Vishnu Kovil

Mankulam

Mullaitivu – Oddusuddan

Amman Kovil

Suthanthirapuram Centre

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Arulmihu Sri Kanthaswami Kovil

1st ward, Puthukudiyiruppu West

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Athisaya Vinayagar Kovil

Visvamadu West

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Atputhavinayagar Kovil

2nd scheme, Theravil

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Kannan Kovil

Sivanagar

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Karudamadupillayar Kovil

Mannakandal

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Muththumariamman Kovil

2nd ward,Puthukudiyiruppu West

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Nagathambiran Kovil

Visvamadu West

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Pillayar Kovil

Suthanthirapuram

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Puthumai Vinayagar Kovil

12th mile, Visvamadu

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Ramara Kovil

Suthanthirapuram Centre

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sellavinayagar Kovil

Theravil Centre

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sivan Kovil

Manthuvil

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sivan Kovil

Puthukudiyiruppu

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sri Muththumariamman Kovil

Udayarkaddu South

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Parathipuram

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sri Nadanamiddal Kovil

Vallipunama

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Suthanthirapuram junction

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Sri Ulahalantha pillayar Kovil

1st ward, Puthukudiyiruppu

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Thurkkaiamman Kovil

2nd ward, Kombavil

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Vinayagar Kovil

Visvamadu West

Mullaitivu – Puthukudiyiruppu

Aladipillaiyar Kovil

Alankulam

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Arasady Siththivinayagar Kovil

Kalvilan

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Balavinayagar Kovil

Pukalenthinagar

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Murugan Kovil

Mallavi

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Murugan Kovil

Puththuvedduwan

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Muththumariamman Kovil

Thunukkai

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Muththuvinayagar Kovil

Thunukkai

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Pathirakaliyamman Kovil

Puththuvedduwan

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Pillayar Kovil

Thunukkai

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Pilllaiyar Kovil

Iyankankulam

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Siththivinayagar Kovil

Alankulam

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Sivan Kovil

Koddaikaddiyakulam

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

Thurkkaiamman Kovil

Yogapuram

Mullaitivu – Thunakkai

All together 154 Temples destroyed in Mullaitivu

(151 Temples)

 
     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Trincomalee

 

Name of Kovil

Place

Dirstrict

Kerniyadi Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Thirukadaloor

Tincomalee – Town

Manganai Mariamman Kovil

Sampalthivu

Tincomalee – Town

Nadesar Kovil

Sivayogapuram, Kanniya

Tincomalee – Town

Pillayar Kovil

Venneeruttu, Kanniya

Tincomalee – Town

Soalaiyadi Vairavar Kovil

3rd Mile post, Trincomalee

Tincomalee – Town

Sri pathirakaliamman Kovil

Thirukadaloor

Tincomalee – Town

Sri thurkai Amman Kovil

Orrs Hill

Tincomalee – Town

Thirukonnewaram Kovil

Trincomalee

Tincomalee – Town

Vadalipillayar Kovil

Sampalthivu

Tincomalee – Town

Veerakathipillayar Kovil

Madathady

Tincomalee – Town

Kanthasamy Kovil

Villuntri

Trincomalee

Kaddammal Kovil

Anaithivu

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Kannakiamman Kovil

Illankai Thurai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Kanththavarayan Kovil

Illankai Thurai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Krishnar Kovil

Verugal, Muahathuwaram

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Manikkappillayar Kovil

Kinnaiyadi

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Nagambal Kovil

Anaithivu

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Nagambal Kovil

Mavadichenai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Nagambal Kovil

Valaithoddam

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Nagathambiran Kovil

Eachchilampattu

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Nagathambiran Kovil

Mathurankuli

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Nagathambiran Kovil

Poomarathadichenai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Neeliayamman Kovil

Kallady

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Pathiniyamman Kovil

Illankai Thurai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Pillayar Kovil

Anaithivu

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Pillayar Kovil

Mavadichenai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Pillayar Kovil

Verugal, Muahathuwaram

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Poddiyadi Kovil

Valaithoddam

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sanpahanachchiyamman Kovil

Illankai Thurai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Senpahanachchiyamman Kovil

Eachchilampattu

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Karukkamunai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Vinayagapuram

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sithyvinaygar Kovil

Illankai Thurai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Poonahar

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sri Sithiravelauthar Kovil

Mavadichenai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Poomarathadichenai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Poonahar

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Thanthontripillayar Kovil

Poonahar

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Vairavar Kovil

Eachchilampattu

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Veerapathiran Kovil

Mavadichenai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Vinayagar Kovil

Muddichenai

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Vinayagar Kovil

Valaithoddam

Trincomalee – Eachchilampatai

Sithra Velauthar Kovil

Kumarapuram

Trincomalee – Kumarapuram

Aaththankarai Pillayar Kovil

Kiliveddy

Trincomalee – Muttur

Abirami Amman Kovil

Maenkamam

Trincomalee – Muttur

Akasthiyarsthapanam

Kanguvely

Trincomalee – Muttur

Arasady Vinayagar Kovil

Sampoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Athisakthivinayagar Kovil

Muthur

Trincomalee – Muttur

AthisivanKovil

Kanguvely

Trincomalee – Muttur

Gowriamman Kovil

Kaddaiparichchan

Trincomalee – Muttur

Iyappan Kovil

Illakanthai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Kaddady Pillayar Kovil

Pallikudiyiruppu

Trincomalee – Muttur

Katpahavinayagar Kovil

Kadatkaraichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Murugan Kovil

Maenkamam

Trincomalee – Muttur

Muthumariamman Kovil

Kaddaiparichchan

Trincomalee – Muttur

Muthumariamman Kovil

Salayoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Muthuvinayagar Kovil

Kanguvely

Trincomalee – Muttur

Nagathambiran Kovil

Manalchenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Nagathambiran Kovil

Thangapuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Narasingakali Kovil

Navarathinapuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Odduvedduvan Pillayar Kovil

Kaddaiparichchan

Trincomalee – Muttur

Padapathirakaliamman Kovil

Navarathinapuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Pathiniyamman Kovil

Kadatkaraichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Pathiniyamman Kovil

Kanguvely

Trincomalee – Muttur

Pathiniyamman Kovil

Muthur

Trincomalee – Muttur

Paththiniyamman Kovil

Pallikudiyiruppu

Trincomalee – Muttur

Pillayar Kovil

Illakanthai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Pillayar Kovil

Kaneshapuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Pillayar Kovil

Manalchenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Puthumai Vinayagar Kovil

Barathipuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Puvanakanapathi Kovil

Senaiyoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Senaiyoor Nagambal Kovil

Senaiyoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sinnappathirakaliamman Kovil

Sampoor east

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Kaddaiparichchan

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Maenkamam

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Muthur

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Navarathinapuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Paddalipuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Puliyadicholai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Ralkuly

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Sampoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sivan Kovil

Barathipuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sivan Kovil

Mallikaithivu

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Balamurugan Kovil

Alimnagar

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Katpaha Vinayagar Kovil

Kaddaiparichchan

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Murugan Kovil

Nallur

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Murugan Kovil

Palathadichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Murugan Kovil

Periyavely

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Murugan Kovil

Sampoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Balanagar

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Kiliveddy

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Nallur

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Senaiyoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Nagambal Kovil

Paddalipuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Nagambal Kovil

Sampoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Nagathambiran Kovil

Kaneshapuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Pahirakaliyambal Kovil

Sampoor east

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Pathirakaliamman Kovil

Kaddaiparichchan

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Paddalipuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Palathadichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Sithivinayagar Kovil

Pallikudiyiruppu

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Varnakulavinayagar Kovil

Senaiyoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sri Veerapathiran Kovil

Senaiyoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Sribala Vinayagar Kovil

Barathipuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Srikathiresan Pillayar Kovil

Periyavely

Trincomalee – Muttur

Srimath narayanar Kovil

Palathadichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Srinagathambiran Kovil

Palathadichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Vairavar Kovil

Illakanthai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Vairavar Kovil

Koonithivu

Trincomalee – Muttur

Vairavar Kovil

Sinnakulam

Trincomalee – Muttur

Valividu Vinayagar Kovil

Paddalipuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Valividu Vinayagar Kovil

Palathadichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Varakai Amman Kovil

Senaiyoor

Trincomalee – Muttur

Varnakulavinayagr Kovil

Srinivasapuram

Trincomalee – Muttur

Veeramahakali Kovil

Kadatkaraichenai

Trincomalee – Muttur

Veeramahakali Kovil

Koonithivu

Trincomalee – Muttur

Vembupillayar Kovil

Kiliveddy

Trincomalee – Muttur

Vinayagar Kovil

Koonithivu

Trincomalee – Muttur

Vinayagar Kovil

Koorkandam

Trincomalee – Muttur

Amman Kovil

Parathypuram, Palampoddaru

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Ampalavanapillayar Kovil

Puthukudiyiruppu

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Athikonanayagar Kovil

Kovilady, Thamapalakamam

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Mariamman Kovil

Kallimedu, Thamapalakamam

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Mariamman Kovil

Paththinipuram, Palampoddaru

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Pathirakali Kovil

Sivasakthipuram

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Pillayar Kovil

Iyanarthidal, Thamapalakamam

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Pillayar Kovil

Paththinipuram, Palampoddaru

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Pillayar Kovil

Vannichchiyarthidal

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Sinthamanippillayar Kovil

Paddimedu, Thampalakamam

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Sivan Kovil

Thampalakamam

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

Sri Jeyasakthivinyagar Kovil

Potkerny

Trincomalee – Thampalakamam

All together 199 Temples destroyed in Trincomalee

(131 Temples)

 
     

Temples Destroyed / damaged in Vavuniya

 

Name of Kovil

Place

Dirstrict

Aathy SivanKovil

Thonickkal

Vavuniya

Aathy Vinayagar Kovil

Station Road, Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Chalamban Kalmadhu

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Cheddykulam Rd,Poovarasankulam

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Chekkadyppulavu

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Katkulam

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Kudiyiruppu, Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Manippuram

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Marakkarambalai

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Poombahar

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Sasthirykoolankulam

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Srinagar, Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Thalykkulam

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Thonickkal

Vavuniya

Arulmihuaalady Aathyvinayagar Kovil

Ponnavarasankulam

Vavuniya

Athivinayagar Kovil

Kanthapuram

Vavuniya

Gnavairavar Kovil

Rambaikulam

Vavuniya

Iyanar Kovil

Chekkadyppulavu

Vavuniya

Iyanar Kovil

Moonayamadhu

Vavuniya

Kaliamman Kovil

Kurumankadhu

Vavuniya

KaliKovil

Koomankulam

Vavuniya

KaliKovil

Mathavuvaiththa Kulam

Vavuniya

Kallumalai vinayagar Kovil

Samalankulam

Vavuniya

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Kidachsoory

Vavuniya

Kannakai Amman Kovil

Vannankulam, Omanthai

Vavuniya

Kasy Vinayagar Kovil

Chekkadippulavu

Vavuniya

Madaswamy Kovil

Pandarykulam

Vavuniya

Muneeswarar Kovil

Santhasoali

Vavuniya

Muniyappar Kovil

Koomankulam

Vavuniya

Muniyappar Kovil

Uklankulam

Vavuniya

Murugan Kovil

Koliyakulam, Omanthai

Vavuniya

Murugan Kovil

Nowvy

Vavuniya

Murugan Kovil

Pambaimadhu

Vavuniya

Muththumariamman Kovil

Anna nagar

Vavuniya

Muthumariamman Kovil

Sivapuram, Chekkaddipulavu

Vavuniya

Nagapooshany Amman Kovil

Kaththaisinnakulam

Vavuniya

Narasinghar Kovil

Iyankaravur

Vavuniya

Narasinghar Kovil

Pambaimadhu

Vavuniya

Palaiyadippillayar Kovil

Moonrumurippu

Vavuniya

Pathirakali Kovil

Matharpanickkar Mahilankulam

Vavuniya

Pathirakali Kovil

Sasthirykoolankulam

Vavuniya

Pillaiyar Kovil

Iyankaravur

Vavuniya

Pillaiyar Kovil

Marakkarambalai

Vavuniya

Pillaiyar Kovil

Palamoddai

Vavuniya

Pillaiyar Kovil

Poovarasankulam, Maruthamadhu

Vavuniya

Pillaiyar Kovil

Sasthirykoolankulam

Vavuniya

Pillaiyar Kovil

Suntharapuram

Vavuniya

Pillayar Kovil

Kaneshapuram

Vavuniya

Pillayar Kovil

Katkulam

Vavuniya

Pillayar Kovil

Konthakkarankulam

Vavuniya

Pillayar Kovil

Pambaimadhu

Vavuniya

Pillayar Kovil

Periyakaddu, Pambaimadhu

Vavuniya

Pillayar Kovil

Thachchankulam

Vavuniya

Pillayar Kovil

Vaikalikoolankulam

Vavuniya

Sannasi Vairavar Kovil

Kaththar Sinnakkulam

Vavuniya

Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Aasykulam

Vavuniya

Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Kalleeratkulam, Aasykulam

Vavuniya

Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Nagar Iluppaikulam

Vavuniya

Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Puthukkulam

Vavuniya

Sri Muneeswarar Kovil

Paththiniyarmahilankulam

Vavuniya

Sri Murugan Kovil

Sasthirykoolankulam

Vavuniya

Sri muthumariamman Kovil

Katpahapuram, Pambaimadhu

Vavuniya

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Kovilkunchukulam

Vavuniya

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Maharambaikulam

Vavuniya

Sri muthumariamman Kovil

Rajenthirakulam

Vavuniya

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Selvanagar Chekkadippulavu

Vavuniya

Sri Ramar Kovil

Santhasoali

Vavuniya

Sri Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

2000 Housing Scheme

Vavuniya

Sri Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Kalnaddynakulam

Vavuniya

Sri Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Katkulam

Vavuniya

Sri Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Ponnavarasankulam

Vavuniya

Sri Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Uklankulam

Vavuniya

Sri Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Velikkulam, Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Sri Siththy Vinayagar Kovil

Veppankulam

Vavuniya

Thanthontry Nagammal Kovil

Sithambarapuram

Vavuniya

Thurkai Amman Kovil

Sakayamathapuram

Vavuniya

Thurkai Amman Kovil

Santhasoali

Vavuniya

Vairavar Kovil

Kurumankadhu

Vavuniya

Vairavar Kovil

Marakkarambalai

Vavuniya

Vairavar Kovil

Vairavar Kovil Veethy, Vavuniya

Vavuniya

Veerapaththirar Kovil

Chekkadyppulavu

Vavuniya

Veerapaththirar Kovil

Sasthirykoolankulam

Vavuniya

Veppamkulam Vinayagar Kovil

Sasthirykoolankulam

Vavuniya

Vickneswarar Kovil

Iyankaravur

Vavuniya

Vinayagar Kovil

Eachchankulam

Vavuniya

Vinayagar Kovil

Ellapparmaruthankulam

Vavuniya

Vinayagar Kovil

Kalmadhu 1

Vavuniya

Vinayagar Kovil

Muruganoor

Vavuniya

Vinayagar Kovil

Paththiniyarmahilankulam

Vavuniya

Amman Kovil

Kakkarankulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Amman Kovil

Kurukkalputhukulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Amman Kovil

Neeliyamoddai

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Amman Kovil

Veerapuram

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Arulmihu Kannagai Amman Kovil

Pavatkualm

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Illakaddupillayar Kovil

Kristhavakulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

KaliKovil

Padivam 2

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Manikparm Gnanavairavar Kovil

Menickparm

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Murugan Kovil

Periyakulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Murugan Kovil

Veerapuram

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Pathirakali Amman Kovil

Kristhavakulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Pillayar Kovil

Maniyar Kulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Pillayar Kovil

Pavatkualm

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Pillayar Kovil

Periyapuliyalankulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Mediaparm

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Sithivinayagar Kovil

Veerapuram

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Karambaimadu

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Muthaliyar Kulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Sri Muthumariamman Kovil

Thudduvahai

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Sri Velmurugan Kovil

Muthaliyar Kulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Thavalakiri muthumariamman Kovil

Muhanthan Kulam

Vavuniya – Chettykulam

Amman Kovil

Nochchikulam

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Kathirvelauthar Kovil

Nedunkerny

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Murugan Kovil

Nedunkerny

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Murugan Kovil

Oonchalkaddy

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Murugan Kovil

Puliyankulam South

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Muthumariamman Kovil

Anantharpuliyankulam

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Muthumariamman Kovil

Puliyankulam North

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Nagamal Kovil

Puliyankulam South

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Nagathambiran Kovil

Nedunkerny

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Palayavdi Amman Kovil

Puliyankulam South

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Palayavdi Pillayar Kovil

Puliyankulam South

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Pillayar Kovil

Koramoddai

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Pillayar Kovil

Periyapoovarasmkulam

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Puthur Nagathambiran Kovil

Puliyankulam North

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Villaiyady Vinayagar Kovil

Anantharpuliyankulam

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Villaiyady Vinayagar Kovil

Nedunkerny

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Vinayagar Kovil

Rambaikulam

Vavuniya – Nedunkerny

Kannagi Amman Kovil

Omanthai

Vavuniya – Omanthai

Vinayagar Kovil

Omanthai

Vavuniya – Omanthai

All together 136 Temples destroyed in Vavuniya

(129 Temples)

 
     
     

Total names of damaged temples given in this list = 1342

 

Total number of temples destroyed in the NorthEast = 2076

 
     

According to the Ministry of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs – 04/10/1993

Number of registered Temples = 1607

 

Number of damaged Temples = 1479

 

Estimated cost of Repairs/Re-building in rupees = 283,091,292.00

 

Hindu temple of ritual significance destroyed in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 December 2009, 09:22 GMT]

(http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=30756)

A Siva temple located at an ancient Hindu site called Akaththiyar Thaapanam, at Kangku-veali in the Moothoor division of the Trincomalee district, where Hindus gather especially to perform the Aadi Amaavaasai ritual for ancestors, was destroyed without any traces coinciding the Heroes’ Day on 27 November. The location of the temple is under the control of Sri Lanka Army stationed at a nearby Sinhala village, Neelaappola. The Sinhala villagers of Neelaappola protected the Tamil villagers of Kangku-veali from displacement in 2006. The Tamil villagers who were shocked and wept to see the temple razed to the ground now, suspect ‘outsiders’ and are scared whether this is a prelude to wipe out their traditional village as well.

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Image of Murukan desecrated during the destruction a few days back. It was already a broken image when found in the ancient ruins and was fixed together

Ruins of the ancient temple

Ruins of the ancient temple at Akaththiyar Thaapanam, Kangkuveali, probably destroyed in colonial times

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Sculptures from the ancient ruins kept in the present temple

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

The present temple built in the folk way, destroyed a few days back

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Sivalingam that was worshipped in the temple now destroyed

Moothoor (Mūtūr), spelt in a number of mutilated ways by the Sinhala and English media of the island, and copied by the international media, simply means ‘the ancient village’ in Tamil.
Kangkuveali is a large paddy field village in Moothoor. In old Tamil ‘veali’ itself stands for paddy field. (In Sinhala word formation ‘wela’ means paddy field.)
The Akaththiyar Thaapanam at Kangku-veali is a site mentioned in a local mythological literature called Karaisaip-puraa’nam.
Akaththiyar Thaapanam means ‘the structure or deity installed by sage Agastiya’ of mythological fame in South India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
Local Tamils traditionally gather at this place to perform the annual Hindu ritual of Aadi Amaavaasai (the new moon of the Tamil month July-August) for ancestors.
Decades ago, a small temple was constructed at the ritual site by bringing the ancient sculptures of Sivalingam, Pi’l'laiyaar and Murukan found in the adjacent ruins that still bear ancient pillars.
In 2006, when people of the traditional Tamil villages, Moothoor and Champoor were displaced, the famous ancient temple for Paththira-kaa’li at Champoor was destroyed.
Even during those precarious times the Tamil people of Kangku-veali didn’t evacuate. They in fact stayed with the people of the adjacent Sinhala village Neelaappola and were protected by them.
However, Tamils were not permitted by the SLA stationed at Neelaappola to perform Aadi Amaavaasai ritual this year.
In recent times local people witness outside Sinhalese visiting the locality for ‘tourism’ purposes, as the government has announced Tamil areas are now cleared for the Sinhalese to visit.
The Tamil villagers last saw the temple intact on 20th November. They first noticed the destruction on the 28th, suspect systematic State programme, and hence are afraid to complain about it to anyone.
A spontaneous development about Hinduism in the island nowadays is that in many rural areas people have started officiating rituals by themselves, as there are no Brahmin priests.
Those who witness the desecration of Hindu temples in recent times in Galle, Moothoor, Champoor and other places as well as prevention of Hindu festivals on many instances, wonder at the irony of Sinhala leaders like Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wikramasinghe regularly visiting Hindu temples in South India to perform Brahmanic rituals to fulfil their desires.
While Tamils of Champoor find their Paththira-kaa’li temple destroyed, a strong belief currently circulating among the Sinhalese in the South is that Mahinda was able to win the war only because of the Malayala Kaddaadiyas (sorcerers from Kerala) hired by him to perform a dreaded ritual, ‘Kaa’li Bandhana’ (binding the worrier goddess Kaa’li), propitiating the Hindu deity for his victory.

Ranil Mahinda Tantric

Ranil Wickramasinghe propitiating Saturn in Tamil Nadu and Mahinda Rajapaksa performing Thulaapaaram in Kerala

The Sinhala word Kaddaadiyaa (Kaṭṭāṭiyā), meaning a sorcerer, enchanter, magician, devil priest, shaman priest or dancer itself is an old Tamil word, meaning a dancer under a spell (Kaddu-aadi; kaddu: spell; aadi: dancer).

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Above: Aadi Amaavasai ritual at the ‘Akaththiyar Thaapanam’ temple site on a previous year

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Fire-walk ritual at ‘Akaththiyar Thaapanam’ temple on a previous year

Akaththiyar temple in Moothoor

Kun’rakkudi Adika’laar of Tamil Nadu visiting the temple some years ago

Chronology:

12.09.10  Desecration of Saiva temples in Trincomalee distri..

08.12.09  Hindu temple of ritual significance destroyed in T..

01.11.09  Sinhala encroachers deny Tamil owners land

24.10.09  Stop settling Sinhalese in Tamil, Muslim owned lan..

Traditional Hindu temples in East destroyed, replaced with Buddhist Viharas: MP

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 August 2010, 06:43 GMT]

(http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32433)

"Sri Lanka government is systematically destructing Hindu temples in the Eastern Province and constructing Buddhist Viharas in their places and one cannot remain passive while the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists continue to destroy Hindu temples and appropriate the traditional Tamil lands for the occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA)," S. Yogeswaran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian for Batticaloa district said.
"The Lingam in the Kanguveali Sivan temple in Moothoor in Trincomalee district had been demolished while Verukal Paala Murukan temple and Verukal Kalladi village Neeliyamman temple have been destroyed and Buddhist viharas are being constructed in their places," the MP said.
"The traditional home lands and the historical places of worship of the Tamils who had been subjected to untold difficulties in the past three decades are being swallowed by Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists elements," Yogeswaran said.
"Sri Lanka government has not taken any steps to renovate the hundreds of Hindu temples in the Tamil homeland in the East and North destroyed during the war but is engaged in colonizing the Tamils’ lands with Sinhala people and in building Buddhist Viharas," he added.
Yogeswaran extended an appeal to Temple authorities, Hindu organizations and associations to raise their voice against these acts of the Sri Lanka government.


The Famouse Vadamaraadchi ‘Naakarkovil’  Staues Stolen by Sri Lankan Army?

(http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/09/27/smuggling-hindu-temple-statues-from-north-to-south-escalates-by-buddhist-sri-lankan-army/)

  • Even now the places in Vanni where people are not allowed to resettle the plundering of temples and churches goes on by the Buddhist Sri Lankan Soldiers with the blessing of a Rajapakshe brother.
  • This Never happened when the above areas were under the control of Liberation Tigers

The people of Vadamaraadchi on finding ancient statues of Hindu temples hidden under a bridge in Vadamaraadchi informed the police and handed over the man who had stolen them from the Hindu temples in Vadamaraadchi East occupied by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Saturday, sources in Vadamaraadchi said.  Historical artifacts from war affected Vanni by persons working for Sri Lankan Army soldiers and officers (Who are mostly Buddhist) were taken to the South and sold to international antique dealers for large sums of money, sources in Vanni said.

The artifacts hidden under the bridge in Vadamaraadchi include bronze statues of Saiva deities and Naakam (Cobra). It is suspected that the statues had been stolen from the temples in Naakarkovil. The Saiva temples and churches in Vanni had already been plundered of their sacred statues and properties by traders who had smuggled them to the South collaborating with the SLA personnel.

Even now the places in Vanni where people are not allowed to resettle the plundering of temples and churches goes on, sources in Vanni said. In Vadamraaadchi East and in the SLA High Security Zone in Valikaamam North too the temples and churches have been robbed for the same purpose by unscrupulous traders with the help of SLA personnel.

This practice had been completely stopped during the period when the above areas were under the control of Liberation Tigers, the sources said. Jaffna University too had organized structures to stop smuggling historical artifacts from North to South but these organizations are inactive now, the sources added.


Sri Lankan Civil War Caused the Damage of 500 Hindu Temples

(http://www.chakranews.com/war-with-ltte-caused-500-hindu-temples-to-be-damaged/851)

Colombo, Sri Lanka (CHAKRA) —The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has demanded that the 500+ temples that were destroyed during the LTTE be replaced and reconstructed.

TNA’s leader, S Yogeshwaran went to the country’s government to notify them of the temples that were destroyed in the North and East during the military operations.

Yogeshwaran also plead for the government to pay about 1540 teachers that were working voluntarily in Hindu Daham schools.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister, D. M. Jayarathne said that foreign aid will be used for religious funding such as reconstructing the temples and paying volunteer teachers in Hindu schools.  He further stated that the reconstruction will begin soon.

Last year in July, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in India had requested the Sri Lankan government to reconstruct the temples damaged during the LTTE but they still remain to be fixed.

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Sinhala politics of deception. Temple hopping in the North while encroaching the Temple lands with Sinhala settlers and destroying the ancient Hindu Tamil Temples in the East.

(http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2010/1/52515_space.html)


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HINDU TEMPLE OF RITUAL SIGNIFICANCE DESTROYED IN THIUKONAMALAI(TRINCOMALEE).
A Siva temple located at an ancient Hindu site called Akaththiyar Thaapanam, at Kangku-veali in the Moothoor division of the Trincomalee district, where Sri Lankan Hindus gather especially to perform the Aadi Amaavaasai ritual for ancestors, was destroyed without any traces. The location of the temple is under the control of Sri Lanka Army stationed at a nearby Sinhala village, Neelaappola. The Tamil villagers who were shocked and wept to see the temple razed to the ground now, suspect `outsiders` and are scared whether this is a prelude to wipe out their traditional village as well.
Moothoor (Mutur), spelt in a number of mutilated ways by the Sinhala and English media of the island, and copied by the international media, simply means `THE ANICIENT VILLAGE` in Tamil.
Kangkuveali is a large paddy field village in Moothoor. In old Tamil `veali` itself stands for paddy field. (In Sinhala word formation `wela` means paddy field.) (Eg: Places like Thirunelveli in Tamil Nadu and in Tamil Eelam).
The Akaththiyar Thaapanam at Kangku-veali is a site mentioned in a local mythological literature called Karaisaip-puraa`nam. Akaththiyar Thaapanam means `the structure or deity installed by sage Agastiya` of mythological fame in South India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
Local Tamils traditionally gather at this place to perform the annual Hindu ritual of Aadi Amaavaasai (the new moon of the Tamil month July-August) for ancestors. Decades ago, a small temple was constructed at the ritual site by bringing the ancient sculptures of Sivalingam, Pi`l`laiyaar and Murukan found in the adjacent ruins that still bear ancient pillars. In 2006, when people of the traditional Tamil villages, Moothoor and Champoor were displaced, the famous ancient temple for Paththira-kaa`li at Champoor was destroyed.
However, Tamils were NOT PERMITTED BY THE SLA stationed at Neelaappola to perform Aadi Amaavaasai ritual this year. In recent times local people witness OUTSIDE SINHALESE VISITING the locality `TOURISM` purposes, as the government has announced Tamil areas are now cleared for the Sinhalese to visit. The Tamil villagers last saw the temple intact on 20th November 2009. They first noticed the destruction on the 28th, suspect systematic State programme, and hence are afraid to complain about it to anyone.
A spontaneous development about Hinduism in the island nowadays is that in many rural areas people have started officiating rituals by themselves, as there are no Brahmin priests.
Those who witness the desecration of Hindu temples in recent times in Galle, Moothoor, Champoor and other places as well as prevention of Hindu festivals on many instances, wonder at the IRONY OF SINHALA LEADERS like Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wikramasinghe regularly visiting Hindu temples in South India to perform Brahmanic rituals to fulfil their desires.
While Tamils of Champoor find their PATHTHIRA KAALI TEMPLE DESTROYED, a strong belief currently circulating among the Sinhalese in the South is that Mahinda was able to win the war only because of the Malayala Kaddaadiyas (sorcerers from Kerala) hired by him to perform a dreaded ritual, `Kaa`li Bandhana` (binding the worrier goddess Kaa`li), propitiating the Hindu deity for his victory.
The Sinhala word Kaddaadiyaa meaning a sorcerer, enchanter, magician, devil priest, shaman priest or dancer itself is an old Tamil word, meaning a dancer under a spell (Kaddu-aadi kaddu: spell aadi: dancer

500 Hindu temples damaged in North during war with LTTE

http://www.hindustantimes.com/500-Hindu-temples-damaged-in-North-during-war-with-LTTE/Article1-568218.aspx)

More than 500 Hindu temples in Sri Lanka were damaged during the war with LTTE and the Tamil National Alliance has demanded that these be reconstructed. Voicing the demand to renovate the temples, TNA’s leader S Yogeshwaran said in the country’s Parliament that many Hindu Kovils (temples) in the

North and East were damaged during the time of military operations.

More than 500 such Kovils need to be reconstructed, he said.

Yogeshwaran also told the House that there were about 1,543 Hindu Daham Schools in Sri Lanka and teachers there were undertaking classes voluntarily and that they should be given a payment by the government.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Prime Minister DM Jayarathne said foreign aid will also be obtained to develop religious places in north and east provinces in addition to government allocations.

Renovating of religious places in those provinces will be initiated soon, he said.

The premier was speaking at the committee stage debate on Islamic religious affairs held at the Parliament complex.

It may be recalled that in July last year, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad at a meeting in India had urged the Sri Lankan government to reconstruct the temples damaged during the war with the LTTE.


ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

Hinduism in Sri Lanka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Sri_Lanka)

Hindus currently make up more than 15% of the Sri Lankan population, and are almost exclusively Tamils apart from small immigrant communities from India and Pakistan such as the Sindhis, Telugus, Kannadigas and Malayalees. In the 1915 census they made up almost 25% of the population, which included the indentured labourers the British had brought. Due to assimilation, emigration (over 1 million Sri Lankan tamils have left the country since independence) and conversion to various sects of Christianity and Buddhism, today they are a smaller and still dwindling minority. Hinduism is dominant in the Northeastern province, where there is a significant number of Tamil people. Hinduism is also practiced in the central regions (where there are significant numbers of people of Indian Tamil descent) as well as in the capital, Colombo. According to the government census of 2001, there are about 1,500,000 Hindus in Sri Lanka (including estimates for the districts in Northern and Eastern Provinces, in which the census was not carried out).

Theological origins

According to legend, Sri Lanka was formed when sage Narada persuaded the God of Wind and Air, Vayu, to humble his close friend, Mount Meru (a huge mountain where the Gods lived). Vayu then blew strong winds at the mountain for a year, which was shielded by the Garuda, a mythical bird. When the Garuda took respite for a while however, Vayu caused part of the apex of the mountain to fall into the sea, forming the island of Sri Lanka.

The first major Hindu reference to Sri Lanka is found in the great Hindu epic, the Ramayana (The life of Rama), The Ramayana tells of the conquest of Lanka by Rama, an incarnation of the Lord Vishnu.The Ramayana also mentions about a bridge between India and Sri Lanka, known as Rama’s Bridge, constructed with rocks by Rama with the help of Hanuman and other vanars. Many believers view the sand bar islands connecting Sri Lanka to India as the remains of the bridge as seen in satellite images. Archeological evidence is also found to support worship of Lord Siva in parts of Sri Lanka, from pre-historic times, prior to the arrival of Prince Vijaya.

Historic roots

The earliest Hindus were the indigeneous Tamils who were traditional worshippers of Lord Shiva and followers of Saiva Siddhantam, the oldest existing Hindu school of thought. However, this assertion is not proven with evidence. Evidence states the earliest inhabitants of the island worshipped demons (Yakshas)[1], serpants (Nagas) [2] and spirits. The Prakrit speaking immigrants from North India – Prince Vijaya and his followers, also joined with the Hindu Tamils. But they were converted to Buddhism during King Ashoka‘s rule in India due to Buddhist missionary activities in Sri Lanka. However it was activity from across the Palk Strait that truly set the scene for Hinduism‘s survival in Sri Lanka. The invasion of Sri Lanka by the South Indian and Orissa rulers followed by slow and steady migration of people from the Deccan Peninsula brought Hindu religious practice and tradition to Sri Lanka. Shaivism (devotional worship of Lord Shiva) was the dominant branch practiced by the Tamil peoples thus most of the traditional Hindu temple architecture and philosophy of Sri Lanka drew heavily from this particular strand of Hinduism. Thirugnanasambanthar mentioned the names of a number of Sri Lankan Hindu temples in his works[3]

Conflict and coexistence

From 400 onwards, military campaigns in the form of invasions, by rulers from South India and Orissa (then known as Kalinga Desa) and counter-attacks by the Singhalese Buddhists rulers in Sri Lanka, heralded a period of great turmoil wherein the Hindu Tamils from the affore mentioned areas in India and the Buddhist Singhalese would struggle for territorial control. In 1017, Rajaraja Chola annexes a large part of Lanka to Tamilakam but later the Sinhala dynasty were able to oust the Cholas in the year 1070. In 1215 Cholas again briefly ruled SriLanka, for a period of well over 16 years and made to retreat into the Northern area of Jaffna Peninsula.

In time, after the mentioned invasion in 1215 and the retreat, a form of bloody stalemate was reached wherein Tamils from South India began to get firmly established in the Northern and Eastern areas, with the Singhalese inhabiting the South and Central regions. This period also saw the establishment of an Tamil kingdom centered around Jaffna.

There is also evidence, throughout history of Tamil kings from South India and Kalinga Hindus becoming Buddhists and ruling over both Hindus and Buddhists. Some such as Chola King Ellalan or Elara reigned as a Tamil but in a manner acceptable to the Buddhist. Great Sinhala Buddhist kings such as Nissanka Malla had Tamil ancestry and were born Hindus. This practice continued till the elapse of the Kandyan kingdom in 1815. Also Buddhist kings were also known donate resources towards the upkeep of great Hindu temples.

Further many Hindu deities who are Tamils such as Kannaki and Ayyanar have become part of the Sinhala Buddhist worship system. These deities are known as Pathini and Ayyanayake respectively. Along with other traditional gods within the Hindu pantheon such as Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. It is norm for Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka to have shrines to Gods such as Skanda, Vishnu and Ganesha, who have now become part of the Sinhala Buddhist pantheon. Thus, hinduism although not the dominant religion of the majourity has had a central place in Sri Lanka, throughout history, showing the historical connections between the Sinhalese and the Tamils.

European invasion

The arrival of European colonialists brought profound consequences to both Hindu and Buddhist communities. In 1505, a Portuguese fleet, under the command of Captain–major Don Lourenco de Almedia, arrived off the coast of Sri Lanka. Eventually deals were struck between rival native rulers and the Portuguese. Formal treaties between the two groups thereby formerly heralded the entry of the alien forces in the political arena of Sri Lanka.

Eventually over time, the Europeans were able to take advantage of the fractured nature of Sri Lankan politics, eventually culminating in successful military wins against the rebellious natives, most notably against the Hindu Tamils in the North, whose leaders were made to swear allegiance to the king of Portugal in return for maintaining their distinct laws and customs.

However, any so-called rulers had merely become puppets of their European overlords until in the end, further rebellion caused the Tamil Jaffna Kingdom to fall in the hands of the Portuguese in June 1619, when the incumbent ruler and his family were arrested and taken prisoner. According to the Portuguese administrative arrangements, the jurisdiction of Jaffna came directly under the Viceroy at Goa. In Goa, the deposed ruler was tried for high treason by the Portuguese High Court (Relaco), found him guilty of all charges leveled against him by the Europeans and the ruler was sentenced to death. Ultimately, the last Tamil Hindu king of the Jaffna Kingdom (1215 to 1619) was hanged in the year 1621.

Conversion attempts

While attempting to control their newly-won lands in Asia, the Portuguese were also actively encouraging Hindu Tamils to convert to Catholicism. Force conversion was also practiced. In 1618(??), following some serious Tamil revolts, the Council of the Jesuit Society had resolved that those Tamils who converted to Christianity would be spared of death. Others encouraged to embrace the Catholic creed included the wives and children of murdered Tamil leaders.

Tellingly, the surviving three children of the executed Tamil King of Jaffna, had been converted to Catholicism when young and were later sent to Portugal for their studies. The eldest of these children officially signed a declaration form handing over full control of Jaffna to the King of Portugal[citation needed]. This officially ended Tamil sovereignty, in Sri Lanka which began as an invasion in 1215, and permitted Catholic conversion activity in those formerly Tamil areas. The result of these actions explain why there are today Tamil Catholics to be found in Jaffna and surrounding parts.

Portuguese were marginally more successful in converting numerically more Tamils of the coastal regions of Both Sri Lanka and India as they were able to intercede on behalf of these fishing communities against the machinations of the Muslim merchant guilds who had monopolized pearling and other trading activities till then. By eliminating the Muslim middlemen, the Portuguese won the loyalty of these people. But further inland their attempts would yield only minimal results.

During the British colonial period a large scale attempt to convert Tamil Hindus to Protestantism by American Baptist, Presbyterian missionaries along with British Methodist and Anglican was attempted via building schools and hospices. Again they were only marginally successful. Conversion attempts today by various Buddhist, Christian sects, Bahá’ís, and Mormon missionary activity is still ongoing. The ongoing civil war and the recent Tsunami has given further impetus to these efforts. Nevertheless the vast majority of Sri Lankan Tamils still remain loyal to their ancestral Hindu religion.

Philosophical roots

Main articles: List of Sri Lankan Tamil village deities and Saiva Siddhanta

The elite and the upper classes, consisting of the higher castes, amongst the Tamils adhere to what is known as the Saiva Siddhanta or Dvaita school of Shaivism. Sidanta is opposed to the mainstream Vedanta school of India. Adherents of various Dvaita school both amongst the majority Vaishnavites and minority Shaivites can been seen across India. But amongst Sri Lankan Hindus, it is the Dvaita Siddhanta school of thought that commands elite loyalty. Dvaita Saiva Siddhanta school differentiates between the soul, god and actions or Karma as opposed to the unity of the soul and god as expounded by the Vedanta school. Most elite temples follow what is known as Agamic rituals which are highly Sanskritzed rituals along with usage of Tamil hymns by specialized singers known as Ootuvar.

Most other Sri Lankan Hindus follow what is commonly known as folk Hinduism without the baggage of philosophical school of thought They usually worship a village, clan or tribal deity within or outside the accepted pantheon of Hindu deities. Some local Deities are Kannaki, Mariamman, Draupadi, Ayyanar, Vairavar and worship of weapons such as Vel or the lance. They might worship it in a formal temple structure, forest grove or an open plain. They might or might not use the help of Brahmin priests. Localized rituals are employed but share common features across India, specifically South India. Some such rituals are Kavadi Attam or penance dancing, Tee Midi or fire walking [1], trance due to possession by local gods and animal sacrifices to appease local gods or spirits.

Religion is compulsory subject in Sri Lankan schools and Hindu students can chose from either Hinduism or Saiva Siddhanta as a compulsory subject from Grade 1 to Grade 11. Sri Lankan Tamils mostly study Saiva Siddhanta while upcountry Tamils mostly study Hinduism.

Social reformers & religious teachers

As a reaction as well as effort to arrest the conversion efforts of missionaries there arose many religious reformers that wanted to modify the existing Hindu practices to better able to stand up to western Christian critique. Few of them are prominent, such as Arumuka Navalar and Vipulananda Adigal. Amongst religious teachers or Gurus, Kaddai Swamy and Yogaswami[2] stands out whose direct sannyasin sishya, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, founded Saiva Siddhanta Church in Hawaii in the United States.

Well known Hindu temples

As most prominent Hindu places of worship were concentrated on the coastal areas, all were destroyed by the Portuguese zealots during the post 1505 AD colonial era. Hindus in Sri Lanka believe that the Island once had 5 prominent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Namely

All were destroyed by the Portuguese during the colonial period. Of these apart from the temple in the South all have been rebuilt during the British or post independent era.

Apart from these temples there are other prominent temples such as the newly constructed Ponnabalvaneswarm temple in the capital Colombo and the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil constructed in Jaffna during the medieval period that are still important to current day Hindus.

There are also places of worship and temples that are sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus in Sri Lanka. The prominent one is Katirkamam also known as Kataragama temple dedicated to Lord Murukan or Skanda. Also Adam’s Peak a mountain top that is also known as Sri Pada by the Buddhists and Sivanolipada Malai by the Hindus.

Well-known Hindu post-secondary institutions

  • Attiar Hindu College or Aathiya Hindu College
  • Batticaloa Hindu College or Batti Hindu College
  • Chavakacheri Hindu College, Sangathanai
  • Colombo Hindu College, primary to high school
  • Jaffna Hindu College, primary to high school
  • Jaffna Hindu Ladies College
  • Jafnna Hindu College Old Boys’
  • Kilinochchi Hindu College
  • Kokuvil Hindu College
  • Kokuvil Ramakrishna M.V
  • Kondavil Hindu Maha Vidyalayam
  • Kondavil Ramakrishna Vidyalayam
  • Koneswara Hindu College or Sri Koneshwara Hindu College
  • Manipay Hindu College
  • Muthur Kalaimagal Hindu College
  • Pandatharippu Hindu College, Pandatharippu
  • Puliyamkulam Hindu College, Puliyamkulam
  • Ratmalana Hindu College, primary to high school
  • Ramanathan Hindu Ladies College
  • Senguntha Hindu College
  • Sithy Vinayagar Hindu College, Mannar
  • Thevarayali Hindu College
  • Trincomalee Hindu College or Trinco Hindu College, primary to high school
  • Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College
  • Urumpirai Hindu College
  • Vaddukoddai Hindu College or Vaddukoti Hindu College
  • Valaichchenai Hindu College or Valaichenai Hindu College
  • Vivekananda Hindu College or Vivekananda College

Civil conflict and exodus

In the long term, as a dwindling minority, the future could appear uncertain for the survival of a community after almost 2,500 years of varying degrees of presence in Sri Lanka. The Tamils of recent Indian origin, in the plantations, which constitute over half of the Hindu population in Sri Lanka continues to exist, unaffected of the consequences of the civil war. The prohibition of naval travel between Sri Lanka and India has isolated Srilankan Hindus from their Indian neighbours.

Demographics

According to the 1981 census, there were 2,297,800 Hindus in Sri Lanka. The 2001 census reported 1,312,900 Hindus in all of Sri Lanka except for the Northeastern Province. According to the 2001 estimates there were a total of 2,233,624 Ceylonese Tamils and 859,052 Estate Tamils in all of Sri Lanka. It is widely believed that the estimates for Northeastern province were inflated. The Govt. gives total Tamil population in Sri Lanka as 3,092,676 constistuting 16.45% of the total population. (In 1981 18.5% of the total population). Outside the Govt. Census, 1,505,502 Tamils were estimated to be living in Northeastern Province (Excl.Amparai). Out of these Tamils it can be estimated that 1,285,000 are Hindus. Thus the total Hindu population in Sri Lanka stands at 2,597,000 as of 2001, making 13.81% of the total population (Down from 15.48% in 1981). It should be noted that 20,000 people died during the 2004 Tsunami in LTTE held areas alone. [3] [4] [5] In 1981 close to 85% of all Tamils were Hindus. However this figure is probably lower now due to large scale conversions to other religions.

Hindus constitute the overwhelming majority of Tamils in Sri Lanka. However in the district of Mannar, Christians slightly outnumber Hindus. Highest proportion of Hindus are found in Eastern Sri Lanka (Close to 91% of all Tamils, with 92% in Amparai and Batticaloa and 87% in Trincomallee). In the Central Province also the proportion of Hindus is more than 90% of the Tamil population. (91% each in Matale and Nuwara Eliya and 88% in Kandy). In Uva province the proportion of Hindus is 91.3% of the Tamil population. However in 1981 93.15% of Uva Tamils were Hindu. In Northern Province 84% of all Tamils were Hindus (90% in Vavuniya, 87% in Jaffna and Mullaitivu and 42% in Mannar).

The below table compares 2001 census with the 1981 census.

Total 1981↓

Total 2001↓

Ceylonese Tamils↓

Indian Tamils↓

Tamils 01↓

Hindus 01↓

H% 01↓

Hindus/Tamils↓

C Tamils 81↓

I Tamils 81↓

Tamils 81↓

Hindus 81↓

H% 81↓

H/T 81↓

SL

14,846,750

18,797,257

2,233,624

859,052

3,092,676

1,312,970

6.98%

NA

1,886,864

818,656

2,705,520

2,297,806

15.48%

84.93%

Colombo

1,699,241

2,251,274

247,739

24,821

272,560

194,743

8.65%

71.45%

170,590

19,824

190,414

130,215

7.66%

68.39%

Gampaha

1,390,862

2,063,684

65,302

7,621

72,923

42,356

2.05%

58.08%

48,182

5,919

54,101

26,750

1.92%

49.44%

Kalutara

829,704

1,066,239

12,665

28,895

41,560

34,678

3.25%

83.44%

9,744

33,659

43,403

37,035

4.46%

85.33%

Kandy

1,048,317

1,279,028

52,052

103,622

155,674

134,438

10.51%

86.36%

52,791

98,436

151,227

132,943

12.68%

87.91%

Matale

357,354

441,328

24,320

23,493

47,813

42,433

9.61%

88.75%

20,579

24,912

45,491

41,352

11.57%

90.90%

N Eliya

603,577

703,610

46,066

355,830

401,896

359,135

51.04%

89.36%

76,449

257,478

333,927

303,571

50.30%

90.91%

Galle

814,531

990,487

11,079

9,275

20,354

14,934

1.51%

73.37%

7,271

11,056

18,327

15,086

1.85%

82.32%

Matara

643,786

761,370

5,161

16,672

21,833

17,339

2.28%

79.42%

4,683

13,875

18,558

15,356

2.39%

82.75%

Hambantota

424,344

526,414

1,869

424

2,293

1,369

0.26%

59.70%

2,500

284

2,784

2,174

0.51%

78.09%

Jaffna

738,788

490,621

975,789

2,847

978,636

0

0.00%

NA

790,385

19,980

810,365

705,705

84.97%

87.08%

Mannar

106,235

151,577

           

54,474

13,850

68,324

28,885

27.19%

42.28%

Vavuniya

95,428

149,835

           

54,179

18,714

72,893

65,574

68.72%

89.96%

Mullaitivu

77,189

121,667

           

58,209

11,215

69,424

60,117

77.88%

86.59%

Killinochchi

91,764

127,263

           

Inc. Jaffna

         

Batticaloa

330,333

486,447

362,431

727

363,158

0

0.00%

NA

233,713

4,074

237,787

218,812

66.24%

92.02%

Ampara

388,970

592,997

109,188

715

109,903

100,213

16.90%

91.18%

77,826

1,411

79,237

72,809

18.72%

91.89%

Trincomalee

255,948

340,158

163,255

453

163,708

0

0.00%

NA

87,760

5,372

93,132

80,843

31.59%

86.80%

Kurunegala

1,211,801

1,460,215

17,585

2,972

20,557

13,303

0.91%

64.71%

14,920

6,616

21,536

15,133

1.25%

70.27%

Puttalam

492,533

709,677

48,072

2,227

50,299

29,482

4.15%

58.61%

32,282

2,289

34,571

18,997

3.86%

54.95%

Anuradhapura

587,929

745,693

5,073

443

5,516

3,459

0.46%

62.71%

8,026

719

8,745

6,843

1.16%

78.25%

Polonnaruwa

261,563

358,984

7,034

194

7,228

6,592

1.84%

91.20%

5,267

124

5,391

4,781

1.83%

88.68%

Badulla

640,952

779,983

29,542

143,535

173,077

158,473

20.32%

91.56%

37,520

129,498

167,018

156,037

24.34%

93.43%

Moneragala

273,570

397,375

5,754

7,493

13,247

11,623

2.92%

87.74%

5,346

8,859

14,205

12,778

4.67%

89.95%

Ratnapura

797,087

1,015,807

28,740

82,591

111,331

96,738

9.52%

86.89%

19,094

84,740

103,834

92,156

11.56%

88.75%

Kegalle

684,944

785,524

14,908

44,202

59,110

51,662

6.58%

87.40%

15,074

45,752

60,826

53,854

7.86%

88.54%