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Murikandy Pillayaar temple is a must-stop for most travelers who visit to and from Jaffna on the JaffnaKandy (A9) highway to invoke God’s blessings and to take rest on the way. Therefore the place got its Tamil name (Muri-break, KandyKandy, 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