Murikandy Pillayaar temple is a must-stop for most travelers who visit to and from Jaffna on the Jaffna-Kandy (A9) highway to invoke God’s blessings and to take rest on the way. Therefore the place got its Tamil name (Muri-break, Kandy-Kandy, shrine ‘Pillayaar’). Pillayaar is the God who removes obstacles. Travellers stop and pray at this temple breaking a coconut to ‘Pillayaar’ who would help to remove all obstacles on their travel