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Jaffna | The Nagapooshani Amman Kovil

The Nagapooshani Amman Kovil

Situated in the isle of Nagadeepa just thirty km form the Jaffna peninsula, Shree Nagapooshani (Bhuvaneswari) Amman Hindu Temple is wrapped in thousand years of myth and legend. 

Dedicated to Parvati who is known as Nagapooshani and her consort, Shiva , the temple was shot to fame by Adi Shankaracharya, a 9th century Hindu philosopher, who identified it as one of the prominent 64 Shakti Peethams or places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti inBrahmanda Purana. 


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