Kataragama and its festivals, 1819-1939

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Fasts and feasts -- Hinduism -- History., Kataragama (Sri Lanka) -- Religious life and cus


Kataragama (Sri L

Statementby W. Lionel Fernando.
LC ClassificationsBL1239.78.S722 K384 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 208 p., [10] leave of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2695082M
LC Control Number85904330

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It also appears in Kataragama and its Festivals ed. Lionel Fernando (Colombo: Ananda Press, ) End Notes [1] I camped in the bed of this river on the first night of my stay inbut next day I was compelled to evacuate “bag and baggage” owing to.

It kneels. A sigh rises from 1819-1939 book crowd. The shrine doors are about to be flung open to admit the worshippers and their gifts. This gentle rhythm is broken only for the annual festival that is held on the Esala Poya (full moon), usually in late July or early August. This is a time of feverish activity at Kataragama.

Elephants parade, drummers drum. The Festival The Kataragama Festival commences 10 days prior to the full moon which falls on July and ends with a final parade known as a perehara on the full moon day.

Devotees dressed in a symbolic white flock from all parts of the country and stand for hours to see the vernation takes place. History of Kataragama temple.

Kataragama temple is a pilgrimage site for many centuries and visited by thousands of devotees every day. Kataragama temple is the most visited religious site in Southern Sri Lanka and attracts many thousands of Hindu 1819-1939 book too.

According to the myths and legends, Katargama deviyo or Kataragama god was a Hindu god who arrived from India. A trip to Kataragama cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage.

The art Kataragama and its festivals cultural activities in Kataragama will give you an insight into the city's history, traditions, and artwork. While visiting the cultural attractions in Kataragama would prove to be informative, attending its artsy events will leave you entertained.

Kataragama in Sri Lanka is a well-known pilgrimage town in Sri Lanka, where many people from different religions from both Sri Lanka and South India visit. This place is commonly sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and some indigenous Vedda people residing in Sri Lanka.

Hindus from South India visit here in high numbers. I stayed in Kataragama for 4 nights, which is too long. There’s not much to see here other than the festival and another temple, though you can take a safari to Yala or Bundala from Kataragama.

The procession is essentially the same every night. I watched it 3 nights in a row (the last 3 nights of the festival), but one would have been enough.5/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Kataragama, the Esala festivals from the government agents diaries, by S. Saparamadu, unknown edition. Hello Everyone, I am headed to Sri Lanka in July and hope to be in Kataragama for the festival.

But I don't have any idea what I'm in for or. Kataragama Perahara රුහුණු මහා කතරගම දේවාලයේ ඇසල මහා මංගල්‍යය - Duration: Buddhi Pamodaviews   Navam Perahera is the main festival in Sri Lanka which is a mix of colours, parades, and traditions.

InNavam Perahera was celebrated for the first time in the Gangaramaya temple in Colombo. This festival is celebrated grandly and the festivities include fire dancers, whip crackers, flag bearers and hundreds of elephants, You can also witness the marvellous traditional dance like Uda.

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Kataragama Festival. Held in the remote southern town of Kataragama, one of the holiest places on the island, this festival is of significant religious importance in Sri Lanka. Celebrated as the same time as Kandy’s Esala Perahera, Kataragama’s version may not be as famous, but it is still on the same grandeur and vibrant scale.

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A festival procession that travels through the town’s roads, the Kataragama Perahera is part and parcel of the Esala Perahera in honour of the god Skanda, also referred to as Kataragama Deviyo. Kataragama and Its Festivals, The Bulankulame Family.

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Kataragama Perahera Festival Kataragama. 32 reviews #1 of 1 Events in Kataragama “ Kataragma is a very important religious location for its Festival.

The main festival known in Sinhalese as Esela Perehera. It is celebrated during the months of July and August.

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About 45 days before the festival begins, the priests go into the forest and find two forked branches of a sacred tree. The branches are then immersed in the local river and kept at the shrines dedicated to Kataragama deviyo and Vali.

Kataragama is in the Monaragala District of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is km ESE of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Although Kataragama was a small village in medieval times, today it is a fast-developing township surrounded by jungle in the southeastern region of Sri Lanka.

It houses the ancient Kiri Vehera Buddhist stupa/10(38). The town of Kataragama is a bustle of life in the months of July or August, bursting with traditional activities deep-rooted in Hindu custom, in preparation of one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals in Sri Lanka: the Kataragama Perahera or Festival.

Religious observers flock to the Ruhuna Maha Kataragama Devalaya (temple) from all parts of the country to take part in the 2-week long.

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"This celebration includes a variety of displays including the flag hoisting on 13th July, firewalking ceremony on 24 July, final Maha Perehera on 27th July and Water Cutting ceremony on 28th July." "Kataragma is a very important religious location for its Festival, but also for the permanent existence of several sacred places of different religious rites.".

Kataragama Events: See reviews and photos of events in Kataragama, Uva Province on Tripadvisor. Kataragamam temple in Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama deviyo and Hindu War God Murugan.

It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people. Kataragama annual festival August 3,pm. by Walter Wijenayake. One of the most remarkable, as well as famous places of worship and pilgrimage in Sri Lanka, sacred to Hindus, and Buddhists alike – ‘Kajaragama’ as described in the ‘Mahavamsa’, ‘Coterragon’ by Robert Knox, ‘Kartikeya Grama’; the city of ‘Kartikeya’ now known as Kataragama, is in the process of its.

The Kataragama Festival is a predominantly Hindu festival held each. A street dog feeds its puppies near the Buddhist temple at Kataragama in central Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has a huge number of street dogs, often infected with.

Colourfully dressed dancers perform at the Kataragama Festival in Sri Lanka. The Kataragama Festival is a predominantly. Events in Kataragama. Cultural Events in Kataragama; Popular Kataragama Categories. Tours in Kataragama. 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours in Kataragama 5/ TripAdvisor reviews.

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He was the only son of Edwin Harris Jones R.N. of Drayton, was educated at Portsmouth Technical College, and graduated B.A.

from the University of London inin Jones joined the Ceylon Civil Service on 28 November He became a member of the Asiatic Society inthat year as a Cadet becoming an office assistant in Kegalle District.