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Maviddapuram Kantha Swamy Kovil

 

 

 

Category

Religious

Location

District - Jaffna
Ds Division - Valikamam North
About 15 Kilometers from Jaffna bus stand

Brief

Princess Jamathakiri whose face had been cursed to that of a horse was restored to her former beauty in the springs of Keerimalai. She erected Maviddapuram Kovil to god Skanda Kumaran.
Destroyed by the Portuguese, it was rebuilt in 1782. Not much of the original sculpture is visible. The site is being restored, using drawings and photographs of the temple before the destruction to recreate the same architecture.


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