Jaffna Archive


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


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


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


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


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


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