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.