Nagadeepa Temple

Nagadeepa, one of the small islands in the north of Jaffna peninsula, located at a distance of one hour journey from Jaffna town to the end of the road, is a very important to Buddhist travellers. To reach to Nagadeepa you need to resort to a boat ride and total distance boat + road is about 30 km.

The Buddhist temple in Nagadeepa is considered to be among the 16 holiest sites for Buddhists travelling to Sri Lanka, as Lord Buddha visited this island and preached here. The current Buddhis temple in Nagadeepa has been rebuilt after the original stupa was destroyed.

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