Kokkuvil brings back many pleasant, traditional and unforgettable memories

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

“It takes a whole village to raise a child”~Anonymous

Kokkuvil is a small village in Jaffna Peninsula.It is situated 3 miles away from Jaffna town. It has many Hindu temples and thick traditional values are still being followed here.

My recent visits bring back many unforgettable pleasant memories such as Kokkuvilites recognising me first, inviting me for meals, cooking and bringing meals, and taking me to enjoy the festivals.

A seated Nanthi (Bull) in front of the Nanthaavil Katpulaththu Manonmany Ambaal temple

A view of the Nanthaavil Katpulaththu Manonmany Ambaal temple

Palmyrah trees in Kokkuvil

Another view of Nanthaavil Katpulaththu Manonmany Ambaal temple

Poultry farm in kokkuvil

Maaththanai Murugan temple in Kokkuvil

Jak fruit in a home garden in Kokkuvil

Gorgeous sculptures on the Kopuram of Nanthaavil Katpulaththu Manonmany Ambaal temple

Famous Kottavaiyaarl printing press in Kokkuvil

Village shrine of Lord Vairavar in a home garden in Kokkuvil.It is very common in Jaffna Peninsula to have a village shrine for a few houses which protect the people and the households

A view of Katpulaththu Manonmany Hindu Religious Development Society Public library

Water Pump for rent says a board in Champion Lane, Kokkuvil

A mail box along the roadside in Nanthaavil, Kokkuvil, Jaffna District

Residents of Kokkuvil at the Katpulaththu Manonmany Hindu Religious Development Society Public library

Tuition class in Nanthaavil,Kokkuvil

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3 Comments

  1. Anton Norbert says:

    Fantastic. Thanks for bringing this forward.
    Cheers.

  2. Suresh M says:

    Thank you Dushiyanthini. I am a native from Kokuvil East, and left in 1983, but never gone back. I grew up there until, 1970, but visited my grand Para tents often until 1983.

  3. Kumar Kulasingam says:

    Nice……….Very Nice!!!

    Another fantastic old memory from Dushi!!!