THE SACRED MINERAL WATER SPRINGS
Keerimalai is a town in Jaffna District, about 18 km from Jaffna town and it is close to the port city of Kankesanthurai. In Tamil Keerimalai means Mongoose-Hill and it is 50 feet above the main sea level. The fresh water comes from an underground spring. Keerimalai is a pilgrim centre and a sacred site with legendary bathing ponds. The sacred pond is very large and separated by a wall one side for male devotees and other side of the female devotees. Keerimalai is renowned for its natural water spring where illnesses are miraculously cured after bathing at Keerimalai sacred pond.