Jaffna Archive

Muslim

Finally, a word about Muslims in Jaffna. According to statistics, among the population of the Jaffna

Hindu

The worship of cobra, which is related to Siva and his consort Sakti, according to some,

Anna unchal

Anna unchal, namely swiniging to the rhythm of a song called kappal paddu, literally a ship

Var

Var is another vigourous game for the boys. Participants are divided into two groups. Three lines

Kuzhai edukkirathu

Kuzhai eduktirathu, meaning literally taking a branch of leaves and sprouts, is a game in which

Thaychi

Thaychi or Kizhithaddu is a vagourous game, which demands great skill, agility and dexterity of the

Paddam

Flying musical kite called paddam is one of the main sports in the Peninsula. The best

Grafts

Jaffna, in many ways very different from the rest of the country, has fostered and encouraged

Arts

Even though in such fields as architecture, sculpture, painting, music and dance, the Tamils of the

Festival

In a society in which all spheres of life are stamped by a deep sense of