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Kataragama, the Esala festivals from the government agents diaries, 1852-1939

Kataragama, the Esala festivals from the government agents diaries, 1852-1939

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Published by Tisara Prakasakayo in Dehiwala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fasts and feasts -- Sri Lanka -- Kataragama.,
  • Fasts and feasts -- Hinduism.,
  • Festivals -- Sri Lanka -- Kataragama.,
  • Kataragama (Sri Lanka) -- Religious life and customs.,
  • Kataragama (Sri Lanka) -- History -- Sources.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith an introduction by S.D. Saparamadu.
    GenreSources.
    SeriesCeylon historical journal monograph series -- v. 25
    ContributionsSaparamadu, S. D.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1239.78.S722 K385 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination277 p. ;
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16633415M
    ISBN 109555640823
    LC Control Number2007388350

    Kataragama Esala perahera. The Kataragama Esala perahera will be held from August 7 to 20 while the Water-cutting ceremony will take place at the Menikganga totupola on Aug said Basnayaka Nilame Shasheendra Rajapaksa. A large number of pilgrims and sightseers are expected during the perahera season. Development work at the Kataragama sylvan shrine will be launched under an accelerated programme at the earliest, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. The Prime Minister said so when he met Kataragama Viharadhipathi Kirivehera Ven. Kobawaka Damminda Thera, who recovered from gunshot injuries. He told the Viharadhipathi Thera that a committee has been appointed to expedite.

    The Dalada procession and the social traditions are linked so much together,the month of Esala has been named as the procession month,because of Esala feast. In the 18th century at the time of King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe the four Devala Peraharas and Dalada Perahara were amalgamated and was made a series of Peraharas. Katragama Esala Maha Perahera is one of the main events of the Kataragama Calender. This ritualistic possession is held on the Esala Full moon Poya Day which falls on July – August. This is Perahera is unique in the way it is held and the possession itself. One interesting fact is that the Perahera festival officially begins by the flag.

    Explore Kataragama holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | This most holy of towns is a compelling mix of pomp and procession, piety and religious extravagance. Along with Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada), Kataragama is the most important pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka; a holy place for Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Veddah people. Hotels near Kataragama Temple: ( km) Grand Tamarind Lake ( km) Hotel Senora ( km) Romana Rest ( km) Kataragama Home Stay ( km) Samwill Holiday Resort; View all hotels near Kataragama Temple on Tripadvisor/5().


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Kataragama, the Esala festivals from the government agents diaries, 1852-1939 Download PDF EPUB FB2

Enter your library registration number and password for login in your account. More details: + Ext readerservices at Kataragama Esala Perehera is the most spectacular event of the annual Esala festival, which is held in the nights of festive season. A procession (perehera) with traditional dancers, kawadi dancers, drummers, fire walkers, elephants and many other religious rituals, it is known as one of the most elegant historical cultural pageants in Sri Lanka.

[17]. Festival `Esala Perahera" Kataragama Sri Lanka. Festival, `Esala Perahera´, Kataragama, Sri Lanka (Photo by Schöning/ullstein bild via Getty Images) Book or magazine covers, commercial, promotional, advertorial, endorsement, advertising, or merchandising purposes in any media (e.g.

print, commercial broadcast, film, digital). Hosted by Kataragama, Sri Lanka, Asia During the two-week festival, thousands of Hindu devotees bear chariots; pierce their flesh with hooks and commit acts of penitence Kataragama to hounor vows beseeching the benevolence of the God Skandha.

The miracles of God in Kataragama. The annual Esala Maha Perahera of the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya is one of the most interesting events in the history of the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devale.

However, its legend is not very popular. The procession of the legendary procession is as follows: A wandering band makes its way through the procession.

Kataragama Devalaya & Kiri Vehera Kataragama is one of the few places in Sri Lanka which is worshipped by most of the popular religious people in Sri Lanka. According to the Buddhists, Kataragama is one of the 16 places visited by Buddha (solos maha stana) during his 3.

The Perahera festival is an interesting and colorful event. Pilgrims come from all over Sri Lanka to participate, and there are few foreign tourists.

A temporary shopping bazaar pops up next to the temple, and people come to bathe and splash in the river.5/5(31). 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.

Kataragama Esala Perahera. 7 August pm - 1 - {{}} A A A. The annual Esala festival and the Perahera of the Kataragama Maha Devalaya will be. Kataragama: Its Temples, Festival, and Pilgrimages () Kataragama Festival's Colonial 'Ticket System' () The Story of Kataragama () The Worship of Muruka or Skanda, The Kataragama God () The Kataragama God Shrines and Legends () Kataragama: The Holy of Holies of Sri Lanka () Esala Festival in Kataragama.

The main event held in this city is the Kataragama festival, which is held in July or August against the Esala Poya day. The festival is famous for the various modes of self mutilation such as flesh hooks, walking on burning coals and piercing one’s cheeks and tongue with skewers.

Kataragama stirs into life during the puja times, the Pooja. Kataragama Esala Festival begins. 18 July am - 0 - {{}} A A A. The annual Esala Festival and Perahera of the Kataragama Maha Devalaya started yesterday night ( Kataragama Esala Perahera and Pada Yatra Perhaps the most popular deity in Sri Lanka, god Kataragama has his shrine in the deep South, colourful with peacocks and the cult that worships him with a.

New Year in Kataragama. by P. Krishnaswamy. It was a bright, sunny day in Kataragama and pilgrims, in a rather elated state, were everywhere - in and around the Maha Devalaya, in smaller temples of other deities in the vicinity, including the temples of Lord Skanda’s divine consorts Valliamma and Theivanai Amma; at the Muslim ‘Dharga’ at flower and fruit stalls, at the Kirivehera and.

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. 'Katirkāmam Murugan Kōvil') 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 Country: Sri Lanka. A circuit court is to be established in Kataragama prior to the Esala festival, which is to commence on July The new court will be at Kataragama Agrarian Service Office.

The Kataragama MOH Office said more Public Health Inspectors will be deployed from the Uva Province to inspect hotels, and bakeries. A house-to-house dengue eradication campaign will be launched within the. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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.

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 : Astha Maheshwari. The Kataragama Esala Perahera will take place from 13th to 28th Julyfrom 6pm onwards at the Kataragama Dewala Premises, Kataragama, Sri Lanka.

This is a religious festival celebration done annually in Sri Lanka to mark the arrival of the God of Kataragama (God Murugan/Skanda in Hinduism) and to mark the occasion of his union with local.The city of Gods, Kataragama is a multi-religious sacred city with a historical value in Sri Lanka surrounded by a jungle.

Learn more on Kiri Vehera, Manik Ganga (River of Gems) and other things to do in this historical site at Know Sri Lanka.Kataragama Perahera Festival, Kataragama: See 31 reviews, articles, and 61 photos of Kataragama Perahera Festival, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 10 attractions in Kataragama.5/5(31).