Vallipuram Alvar Vishnu Kovil

A sanctuary dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Vallipuram Alvar Vishnu Kovil is situated in Thunnalai, Vadamarachchi and is considered as one of the oldest Hindu temples in Jaffna. It is a sanctuary dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver and protector of the universe as believed by many. There are many fascinating tales, all depicting Lord Vishnu’s divine power at work and the very beginning of the Kovil’s existence is steeped in legendary lore related to the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. The annual festival of the Kovil is held during the months of September/October and the dates are determined according to the lunar calendar.

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