Synonyms for kataragama or Related words with kataragama

viharaya              devalaya              deviyo              rajamaha              sastha              pattini              bodhiya              thiruchendur              kaliamman              mookambika              mihintale              bhagavathy              kovil              mangaladevi              chettikulangara              devale              buttala              vinayagar              kshethram              anjaneyar              kukke              katharagama              mahiyangana              kavu              dharmasthala              gokarna              mayapur              swamithope              palitana              devasthana              jinalaya              wariyapola              theur              tampita              thirukkovil              koil              mariamman              pillaiyar              tirth              polali              vihara              chottanikkara              moodabidri              nallur              dharmasastha              mahalasa              kshetram              arulmigu              shantadurga              vinayakar             



Examples of "kataragama"
Today Kataragama Bodhiya is venerated by thousands of Buddhist devotees who are on pilgrimage to Kataragama sacred town. This Bodhi tree is located very close to the Ruhuna Maha Kataragama Devalaya, an ancient temple which dedicated to Kataragama deviyo, a deity venerated by Buddhists, Hindus and other religious believers. Another old sacred fig known as "Kadawara Bodhiya" is located in close proximity to the Kataragama Bodhiya. It is identified as a "Pariwara Bodhiya" of the main Kataragama Bodhiya.
Kataragama deviyo is native and long-celebrated in Sri Lankan lore and legend. Since ancient times an inseparable connection between Kataragama deviyo and his domain has existed. At some point in the history it is believed that he resided on the top of mountain Wedahiti Kanda, just outside the Kataragama town. The temple dedicated to Kataragama deviyo in Kataragama has been a place of pilgrimage and religious sanctity for thousands of years.
Kataragama deviyo (also called: Skanda Kumara, Kartikeya, ) 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. An ancient temple dedicated to "God Kataragama", known as "Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya" is situated in the South-Eastern town of Kataragama in Monaragala District of Uva Province.
According to some legends God Kataragama originally lived in the Mount Kailash in Himalayas and had a divine consort by the name of Thevani, before moving to Kataragama in Sri Lanka. After settling down at Kataragama in South Eastern Sri Lanka, he had fallen in love with Valli, a beautiful maiden princess who had been raised by the indigenous Veddahs. Later Valli became the second consort of God Kataragama and transfigured as a deity. Till today the indigenous Veddah people come to venerate Kataragama deviyo at the Kataragama temple complex from their forest abodes. His relationship to the Veddah princess Valli is celebrated during the annual Esala festival.
"Source: Statistical Information of Kataragama Divisional Secretariat"
The main event that is held to pay homage to Kataragama deviyo is the annual Esala Festival held at Kataragama in July or August.
e.g. : Situlpavwa, Somawathiya, Kiri Vehera at Kataragama
Kataragama has a total population of over 20,000 (2010).
It is believed that the present spiritual residence of Kataragama deviyo lies in the jungles of south eastern Sri Lanka, where he is spending his time in meditation. The area known as Kebiliththa, located in the Yala National Park is one such location where devotees visit, after practicing strict religious rituals such as vegetarianism and abstinence to get the blessings of the god. However, it is believed that Kataragama deviyo visits the Kataragama temple on special occasions, such as Eslala festival days and poya days. Hence a minister of God Kataragama known as "Kadawara deviyo", is believed to be the present guardian of the Kataragama temple.
The order of ritual bathing tank, ruins of entrance complex and a pedestrian path seem to indicate devotees in large numbers visiting the monastery. The procession is similar to that of Kataragama where pilgrims begins with a cleansing bath at Kataragama Manik river and end with an offering to the God Skanda, the benevolent Hindu deity of Kataragama at the main shrine.
Stories relating to some of the king's constructions reflect a spiritual relationship with the Kataragama deviyo. Two such sites are "Henakaduwa Purana Raja Maha Viharaya" at Tangalle and "Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya".
The first schedule of filming was held in Sri Lanka (Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Kataragama temple, Kataragama temple, Selva Sannidhi Murugan Temple, Burning of Jaffna library, Burning of Jaffna library, Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple).
According to Sri Lankan mythology, the events occurred among the Veddah people near Kataragama, Sri Lanka. However, South Indian Puranas state that Kataragama was the place where Murugan stationed his army during his war with Surapadman.
Most of the many thousands who visit Kataragama travel by vehicles. Even today, despite the lure of modern transport, hundreds of dedicated pilgrims stick to the ancient practice of journeying to Kataragama on foot.
Route passes through Matara, Hambantota, Thissamaharama, Kataragama, Buttala, Monaragala, Bibile and Mahiyanganaya
Gandara is on the Matara - Kataragama main road, which is served by the A32 highway.
Premawathi Manamperi (1949–1971) was a Kataragama beauty queen who was beaten and murdered in 1971.
Many Sinhala Buddhists of Sri Lanka believe that Kataragama deviyo is a guardian deity of Buddhism and he is the presiding deity of Kataragama temple. Kataragama is one of the 16 principal places of Buddhist pilgrimage to be visited in Sri Lanka. According to the chronicle of Sri Lankan history, the Mahawamsa, when the Bo sapling of Bodhi Tree, under which Gotama Buddha attained enlightenment in North India was brought to the city of Anuradhapura 2,300 years ago, the warriors or Kshatriyas from Kataragama were present on the occasion to pay homage and respect.
Kataragama Bodhiya (also called Ashta Pala Ruha Bodhiya, Ananda Bodhiya) is an sacred fig (Bo tree) located in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. An old tree with historical and religious significance, it is believed to be planted in the 3rd century BC by the Kshatriyas of Kataragama, during the reign of king Devanampiyatissa of Anuradhapura. Kataragama Bodhiya is believed to be one of the first eight saplings that emerged from Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, which were planted in different places of the island around 3rd century BC.
The deity at Kataragama is indigenous and long-celebrated in Sri Lankan lore and legend, and originally resides on the top of mountain called Wædahiti Kanda (or hill of the indigenous Vedda people) just outside the Kataragama town. Since ancient times an inseparable connection between the Kataragama God and his domain has existed. At one time the local deity was identified with God Saman, a guardian deity of Buddhism and Sri Lanka.