Specialities


A CULTURAL UNIVERSITY

The local community in Mavai conducts art and craft classes and encourages participation. Since these classes were well received, attempts are made to establish a Cultural University in the vicinity. In recent times, this...


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OTHER TEMPLE WORKERS

The temple has many workers to help fulfill their function effectively. They include the priests, musicians, artisans, carpenters and sculptors. Others include mason, carpenter, and casual laborer, those who tie the white cloth, cooks,...


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nathaswaram

NATHASWARAM

The Mavai temple had a team of eminent Nathaswaram players. On ther festival, this music troupe plays in front of Lord Shanmuga and is honored by the temple management. The artistes are a closed...


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YATHRAS

Yathras were undertaken to popular temples in India. This increased the contact between the two countries and created awareness on events taking place in Indian temples. These trips also provided an opportunity for the...


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CULTURAL CLASSES

The temple encouraged classes in art, dance, kavadi and other traditional arts. The local youth were encouraged to learn these skills and spread the Hindu culture. These events soon created a name for Mavai...


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GRANITE ART

It is claimed that the first flower Sapparam to be decorated in Jaffna, was done in Mavai temple. It is an intricate art which involves thousands of flowers to be Woven into garlands and...


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Sapparam

SPECIAL ARTS

It is claimed that the first flower Sapparam to be decorated in Jaffna, was done in Mavai temple. It is an intricate art which involves thousands of flowers to be Woven into garlands and...


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SATHIR DRAMA

SATHIR DRAMA

Mythology was depicted as street dances and dramas and presented to the public. In Mavai too these events were encouraged and presented to the public. This was an effective media through which messages were...


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decorations

DECORATING THE DEITY

Decorating the deities was fast becoming an art. This was taught in the big temples in India. Mavai temple too learnt this art and soon started dressing up the deity in beautiful silks and...


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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

The Mavai temple and the Aadheenam were a source of inspiration and guidance- for the people of Jaffna in their religious, social, educational and cultural activities for several centuries. As a center for religious...


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