Synonyms for devalaya or Related words with devalaya

viharaya              rajamaha              vihara              kataragama              jinalaya              ambalama              anamaduwa              tampita              gangawata              dagaba              pattini              walawwa              hanguranketha              devale              tempita              bodhiya              thirukkovil              vihare              kovil              sastha              mihintale              udayagiri              buttala              mangaladevi              cholapuram              shantinath              basadi              virupaksha              anjaneyar              nageshvara              kaliamman              rameshwara              someshwara              mahiyangana              vinayagar              mookambika              derasar              kshethram              koneswaram              bhagavathy              thoppu              palitana              chhatri              devala              senasana              nawagamuwa              devasthana              stambh              dharmasthala              kavu             



Examples of "devalaya"
Among other important temples around Kandy are Dodanwala Devalaya (shrine), Embekka Devalaya (shrine), Galmaduwa Vihara temple, Handagala Vihara temple, Medawala Vihara and Nalanda Gedige.
Badulla Kataragama Devalaya is an ancient devalaya, situated in Badulla, Sri Lanka. It is a devalaya that is dedicated to the Sinhalese deity Kataragama deviyo, whose main and major shine is situated at south part of the island at Kataragama. The devalaya has been formally recognised by the government as an archaeological protected monument. The designation was declared on 23 March 1952 under the government Gazette number 10395.
The devalaya consists of a Pilimageya (Shrine room), kitchen, Sinhasanaya (Chamber of Throne) and the abode of priest. The roof of the devalaya is supported on carved timber columns and the out side of the walls are adorned with Kandyan era paintings. The Sinhasanaya which was used by kings to watch the processions, is situated at the front of the devalaya. The wood carvings of the Sinhasanaya are reported to be similar to the carvings at Embekka Devalaya.
Mahendra Ratwatte was a Sri Lankan politician and former Mayor of Kandy, from 2011 to 2015. He is the current Basnayake Nilame of Sri Maha Vishnu Devalaya of Kandy & Dedi Munda Devalaya of Aluthnuwara.
A number of paintings related to angampora are found at Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. These include Embekka Devalaya, Gadaladeniya Rajamaha Viharaya, Temple of the Tooth, Saman Devalaya (Ratnapura) and Lankathilaka Rajamaha Viharaya.
"Seenigama Devalaya", situated in Seenigama, Hikkaduwa is a popular shrine dedicated to Devol deviyo, which is the destination of people who comes to make offerings to the deity. Another major shrine dedicated the deity, known as "Welle devalaya" (Shrine of the beach) is situated in Unawatuna, Galle.There is another devalaya down in Weragoda where the batton of the 'Devol deviyo is buried in which close to Gintota.(1)
Alawathugoda Saman Devalaya is an ancient Devalaya, situated in Alawatugoda, Sri Lanka. The shrine is dedicated to Sinhalese deity Saman and is considered as the 3rd most important Saman Devalaya in the country. The history of the Devalaya is believed to be dated back to the reign of King Walagamba (89-77 BC) of Anuradhapura Kingdom. During the Portuguese era the shrine was burnt down by the Portuguese armies but rebuilt again in 1814. Currently the shrine has been formally recognized by the government as an archaeological protected monument. The designation was declared on 8 April 2009 under the government Gazette number 1597.
Halpe Pattini Devalaya is an ancient Devalaya, situated in Ella Divisional Secretariat, Sri Lanka. It lies on Badulla – Bandarawela main road, approximately 3 km (1.86 mi) away from the Ella town. The shrine is dedicated to Sinhalese goddess Pattini who is worshiped by both Buddhists and Hindu devotees. The devalaya has been formally recognised by the government as an archaeological protected monument. The designation was declared on 22 November 2002 under the government Gazette number 1264.
Since then the Maha Saman Devalaya hoists the Esala Perahara in the month of August–September annually.
Wanigasekara Wanasinghe Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Pradeep Nilanga Dela (known as Pradeep Nilanga Dela; Sinhala:ප්‍රදීප් නිලංග දෑල) is the present Diyawadana Nilame or Chief Custodian of Sri Dalada Maligawa and 19th Diyawadana Nilame. He acted as the Basnayake Nilame of Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya and Sabaragamu Maha Saman devalaya, before being elected to the post of Diyawadana Nilame on July 1, 2005.
It is said that about 57 villages and 54 religious places in Kotmale were submerged with the completion of the reservoir in 1985. Except Kadadora Vihara other shrines including Thispane Vihara, Morape Devalaya, Othalawa Vihara, Pattini Devalaya and Medagoda Vihara were said to have gone under water when the reservoir was built. However, many of these temple ruins do not exist at present.
The temple comprises the Stupa, Bodhi Tree, Relic Chamber, Image House, Upulvan Devalaya and the other main Devalas including Kataragama and Pattini Devalaya. Bodhi Tree, preaching hall and the Seema Malaka are situated outside the Vihara premises. The Stupa has been built in bell shape and erected within an octagonal Shelter.
The Department of Archaeology (Sri Lanka), declared the Nawagamuwa Pattini Devalaya as an Archaeological Protected Monuments in Colombo District (22 November 2002) for its importance in historical, architectural and anthropological facets. According to popular legends the early establishment of Devalaya goes back to 1st century AD. Nawagamuwa also inherits archeological sites that dates back to BC period as per archaeological research conducted in the area. The Devalaya is popular among the masses for its miracles and to receive the blessings of the goddess Pattini.
Badulla, where the Devalaya is situated, was a sub-kingdom of the Kandyan kingdom. At the end of August 1630 the Badulla territory was invaded by the Portuguese Army, under the leadership of General Constantino de Sa. According to the reports they ransacked and looted the entire city and had destroyed thousand of rice stalks and all the cattle that they could find in the countryside. It is reported that the original buildings of devalaya were also destroyed by the Portuguese army. Soon after the devastation, the devalaya was restored and re-endowed by King Rajasinghe II (1635-1687).
Image:Itagi Mahadeva temple.JPG| Mahadeva Temple at Itagi, Koppal district in Karnataka, also called "Devalaya Chakravarti", 1112 CE, an example of "dravida" articulation with a "nagara" superstructure.
Shashindra Rajapaksa (eldest son of Rajapaksa) is the former chief Minister of Uva Provincial Council and current Basnayaka Nilame (Lay Custodian) of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama devalaya.
This rice is pounded and mixed with coconut milk and treacle and made into a porridge which is then offered to the deities at the devalaya and given as alms to thousands of devotees who will trek to the devalaya for this alms giving or "Maha Deva Dana" or "Kiri Dana". Fisher folk save and offer part of their earnings called "Goda kotasa" seeking protection on their forays into the ocean.
Verifiable historical evidence about the Devalaya emerge during the Kotte period. The area was then known as Hewagam Korale, according to Rajaveliya. Excavations around the devale from time to time unearthed building materials, wells, Dutch coins and iron implements of the Middle Ages. North of the old devalaya at what was known as the old landing place, coins used during the Dutch period in Ceylon, 1554–1765, have been found.
Maha Saman Devalaya or the Great Saman Temple also called Sumana Saman Devalaya is a shrine dedicated to deity Saman, situated at Ratnapura, Sri Lanka who is the presiding deity of the Sri Pada Mountain(Adam's Peak) which is also called Samanthakuta meaning the mountain of Saman which is believed to have the left foot impression of Lord Buddha which he kept in his visit to Sri Lanka.
Traditional Pattini Dewol is a famous site in December. Lots of fun parades happening. Patthini Devalaya, Ma-imbula, Paddy terraces, Ellakkala Buddhist nuns monastery, Buddhist monastery at Weralugaslanda, Buddhist Vihara at Meevitiya.