Church(Dutch Period)

Evidence of Dutch Period architecture
Nature of the place
This was constructed by Portuguese and then constructed as present coral rocks and this stones were derived from Ponnalai Varatharaja Perumal Temple which was destroyed
Evidence
Gazette no 1486/2007 - 02- 23
Location
J/180 Chankanai South
Access to destination
782 / 787 route bus
Special Controls
Pre approval is required.
Distance
0.5 km from Chankanai Main bus stand
Maintenance
Archaeological Research Center
Contact Details
Archaeological Research Center
Ponnalai Varatharaja Perumal Temple
Famous Vishnu Temple
Nature of the place
Thaksana Kailasa purana says about this temple, it is said that Vishnu appeared with a form of tortoise (Koorma Avathara)
Location
J/170, Ponnalai
Access to destination
782 route bus to Moolai Junction and then by Individual vehicle
Discipline
Relevant culture should be maintained.
Special Controls
Must avoid Drugs, Non Veg. Males are not allowed to enter with shirts And No entrance with foot wares.
Distance
08 km from Chankanai Main bus stand
Maintenance
Paripalana saba
Contact details
Paripalana saba - 0776284439
Special Day/Period of time
August and December are festival times. And Ikathasi, Thiruvemba.
Paralai Vinayagar Temple

There is an over500 years old Chariot.
Nature of the place
This temple is for the Jaffna Kings’ period. Paralai Vinnayagar Pallu describes this history
Location
J/174, Chulipuram East
Access to destination
782 route bus to Chulipuram Post office and then by Individual vehicle
Discipline
Relevant culture should be maintained.
Special Controls
Must avoid Drugs, Non veg. Males are not allowed to enter with shirts and No entrance with foot wares.
Distance
06 km from Chankanai Main bus stand
Maintenance
Paripalana saba
Contact details
Paripalana saba - 0776284439
Special Day/Period of time
June festival. And Pillayar Kathai
Thunaivi Temple

This temple was made with stones. There is a seen Grantha Script inscription. There are two temples namely Load Ganesha and Load Shiva (Pirakatheesvarar)
Nature of the place
It is belongs to 15 - 16 century A.C and is 50” X 125” in measurement.
Historical photo

Location
J/159, Sangarathai.
Access to destination
by Individual vehicle
Discipline
Relevant culture should be maintained.
Special Controls
Must avoid Drugs, Non Veg.
Distance
06 km from Chankanai Main bus stand
Maintenance
Grama Niladhari -  J/159, Sangarathai
Contact details
Thushiyanthan - 0774162295
Vaddukoddai Church
There are art full inscriptions
Nature of the place: - It was built by laurnes Pyl Anno, Caption of Dutch forces. And designed the present appearance by American mission. It contributed to the progress of catholic in the beginning and later protestant.
Evidence
1739/2011 - 12 - 30
Location
J/166, Vaddu South West
Access to destination
782 / 787 route bus to Sithankerny, and then 785 / 789 route bus from Sithankerny
Discipline
Relevant culture should be maintained.
Special Controls
Must avoid Drugs. & Pre approval is required.
Distance
05 km from Chankanai Main bus stand
Maintenance
Vishope
Contact details
Secretary, Vaddukoddai Church (TP No 0772007585)
Special Day/Period of time
Christmas, Easter, Annual Festival

Thiruvadinilai

One of the holy water (Theertham)
Nature of the place
This has been as a holy temple for offering of libation to the manes (Pithirkadan) since B.C. “Nampotha” describes about this.
Location
J/174, Chulipuram East
Access to destination
782 route bus to Chulipuram Junction and then by Individual vehicle
Discipline
Relevant culture should be maintained (Festival days only)
Special Controls
Relevant culture should be maintained. (Festival days only)
Distance
10 km from Chankanai Main bus stand
Maintenance
Grama Niladhari - J/174, Chulipuram East
Contact details
Grama Niladhari - J/174, Chulipuram East
Special Day/Period of time
Aadi amavasai, Paralai vinayagar temple festival Days, Ponnalai Varatharaja Perumal temple festival Days,