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Walking to Kataragama

Sunil Goonasekera

Walking to Kataragama

by Sunil Goonasekera

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Published by International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Goonasekera, Sunil -- Travel -- Sri Lanka -- Kataragama.,
  • Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Sri Lanka -- Kataragama.,
  • Hindu shrines -- Sri Lanka -- Kataragama.,
  • Kataragama (Sri Lanka) -- Description and travel.,
  • Kataragama (Sri Lanka) -- Religious life and customs.

  • About the Edition

    Travel impressions of a Hindu pilgrimage centre, Kataragama, in southern Sri Lanka, venerated by people of all faiths; includes travel impression of author also.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 650-675).

    StatementSunil Goonasekera.
    ContributionsInternational Centre for Ethnic Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1239.38.S722 K373 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 676 p. ;
    Number of Pages676
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16719066M
    ISBN 109789555801102
    LC Control Number2007340294
    OCLC/WorldCa181369230

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Get this from a library. Walking to Kataragama. [Sunil Goonasekera; International Centre for Ethnic Studies.] -- Travel impressions of a Hindu pilgrimage centre, Kataragama, in southern Sri Lanka, venerated by people of all faiths; includes travel impression of author also.

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'Katirkāmam Murugan Kōvil') in Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama deviyo and Hindu War God ation: Hinduism. The Kataragama Devotees Trust is a non-profit non-political body founded in by friends and devotees of Kataragama from all religious and ethnic backgrounds.

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Popular Articles. Kataragama (Sinhala: කතරගම, romanized: Kataragama, Tamil: கதிர்காமம், romanized: Katirkāmam) is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri from South India also go there to worship.

The town has the Kataragama temple, a shrine dedicated to Skanda Kumara also known as Kataragama Walking to Kataragama book Uva Province. Kataragama deviyo (also called: Skanda Kumara, Kartikeya, Sinhala: කතරගම දෙවියෝ) is a guardian deity of Sri Lanka.A popular deity who is considered to be very powerful, shrines dedicated to Kataragama deviyo are found in many places of the country.

Sinhalese Buddhists believe him also as a divine patron of the Buddha Sasana in Sri Lanka. At the tip of southeastern Sri Lanka is the shrine of Kataragama, sacred to Skanda, the son of Śiva. There, every year in the Sinhala month äsala (July/August), devotees walk the length of a pit containing a thick layer of red-hot coals.

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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.

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The Kataragama shrine is ancient. It was built by King Dutugemunu in the 2nd century BC, but it is apparently even older than this. There is an old pilgrimage route to Kataragama that starts from Jaffna and runs down along the east coast, passing through Yala.

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