Kadurugoda Temple & Ruins
Uncommon ruins of Buddhism in the northern province
Temple and Ruins are one of the few remaining Buddhist legacies in the northern province. Paul E. Peiris, the Jaffna Magistrate at 1917, documented nearly 60 gray coral-stone stupas when he discovered the ruins at the turn of the 20th century. Today however, only about 20 stupas remain sprawled across less than an acre of open land under palmyrah trees.
Located a half-hour’s drive away from Jetwing Jaffna, the Kadurugoda Temple and Ruins are found on the outskirts of the city in Kantarodai. It is said that this name was derived from the Sinhalese term, Kandavurugoda (a location of a military camp), which was eventually adopted as Kantarodai by the resident Tamil population of the area.