Tam: திருக்கோவில் tirukkōvil

‘Holy Temple’  EP,  Sri Lanka.

From Tam: t(h)iru, ‘auspicious, sacred, holy’; and  kovil, ‘shrine, temple’.

This is an ancient temple which dates back to the 10th-11thC.

Originally named Nagarmunai, it was probably an ancient settlement of Naga tribes.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Entrance to Thirukkovil Temple

Entrance to Thirukkovil Temple          5anan27