Synonyms for thirukkovil or Related words with thirukkovil
Examples of "thirukkovil"
Hindu Temple : Arulmighu Uvari Suyambulinga Swami
( Shiva Temple )
Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Ampara District, of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.
Since "Kovil" is the tamil equivalent of shrine, "
" is the term usually referred to all Hindu temples in Tamil language. "Mattakkalappu Purva charithiram", the 18th century CE Tamil chronicle of Eastern Sri Lanka, describes that there was a Subramanya temple in Nagarmunai and it was known "
" since it was the first temple constructed in agamic tradition in Batticaloa region. Since "
" is an unusual sacred term to Hindus, and here it is also used itself to indicate the village the temple situated also, This temple and village both are still praised for their infrequent holiness among the inhabitants of southeastern Sri Lanka.
According to some old tales, Thambiluvil,
and their suburbs were primitive settlement of Nāga tribes of old Ceylon and was called "Nagarmunai". The administration of well known
Sithira Velayutha Swami Temple also curried out by Thambiluvil inhabitants through the "Kuty" system named as "Pandu Paravani". This tradition is abandoned by degrees in this modern age.
After the independence of the country, the reliability of "Paṇṭu paravaṇi" was questioned in the mid 20th Century and had to face many court cases. Since the old settlement around the temple was started to be distinguished as two villages separately -
and Thambiluvil, where the latter had the post of "Vannakkar", the inhabitants of
raised their voice for the right to rule their own temple. And the old Mattakkalappu Desam divided de facto two new districts in 1961 - one remained in the same name while latter got the name "Amparai". As the capital of newly formed Batticaloa District, Mamangam, another ancient temple situated near Puliyantivu, which also celebrated its annual festival on Adi Amavasai, subsequently began to replace
in northern Batticaloa. As the results of these facts, Vaṭṭārap piratinitis north to Kalmunai ignore their responsibilities on temple. At last,
lost its primitive state significance permanently.
Annual Festival of
is called as "Aadi Amavasai theertham" ("ஆடி அமாவாசைத் தீர்த்தம்""Āṭi amāvācait tīrttam" simply "tīrttam") which is a mega festival of South-East Sri Lanka. It is celebrated for 18 days and finished on Aadi Amavasya, the new moon day comes on Aadi month (July–August) of Tamil Hindu Calendar. Necrolatry carried out in the shore of
sea on an Adi Amavasai is considered to give peace to the spirits of ancestors. A Dutch merchant Johann Herman Von Bree states about the Annual Festival of
where the assembly of "Dessave" (Chieftain) and the thousand of people of Batticaloa happened in July month of 1603 CE.
Citra Velayudha Swami Kovil () is one of the most significant Hindu temples in Ampara District of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka which is situated about 71 km south of Batticaloa town.
is the temple dedicated to "Siththiravelayuthar" ("Cittiravēlāyutar", literally "One with elegant spear") who was once the primary and gurardian deity of whole "Mattakkalappu Desam" (Batti - Ampara districts nowadays). Thus this temple was known as ""'Thesathukkovil"" (Tēcattukkōvil,"Temple of Country") of the "country" of Batticaloa.
However,the Vannakkar-based Paṇṭu paravaṇi system still continues compromised along with the modern administration system of President, Secretary and Treasurer, and
Temple could maintain its position as "Tecathuk Kovil" with the homage of the Tamil inhabitants of Southern Batticaloa - known as Ampara District today. They still praise the guardian deity at
and celebrate his Mega fiesta "tīrttam" Festival annually with full of devotion and harmony.
Chandranehru was born 15 October 1944. He was from
in south-eastern Ceylon. He was named after two leading Indian independence activists admired by his father - Subhas Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru.
The old name "Nagarmunai" is interpreted as it was one of the anicent settlements of "Naga tribe of ancient Sri Lanka. Another name indicating
, "Kaṇṭapāṇantuṟai", is also mentioned in Purva Charithiram manuscript.
Thambiluvil Central College (), TCC, formerly known as Thambiluvil Madhya Maha Vidyalayam) is a recently upgraded National school in Thambiluvil, Sri Lanka. TCC is the main school in
Educatioaln Zone with nearly 60 academic staff and approximately 1500 students.
99.55% of the population are the followers of Hindu Saivism while the rest are Christians. It is bordered by
village on south and Thampattai village on North. Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries are the common industry of the village.
is usually referred as "thesaththukkovil" as well as "thiruppadaikkovil". Thiruppadai Kovil (திருப்படைக் கோவில் Tiruppaṭaik kōvil Literally "Holy Temple of Soldiers' Camp or weapons") is the term referred to seven popular temples in Batticaloa region - Kokkadichcholai, Sithandy,
, Mandur, Kovil Porativu, Verugal and Ukanthai. They are believed to be revered by the Chieftains ruled the country. Some historians consider the term "paṭai" in Thiruppataik kovil refers to weapon of Murugan - Vel, and ignores Kokkadichcholai from Thiruppataik Kovil list as it is a Sivan temple.
Tamil royal dynasties in this period are known to have patronized Tamil Saivite culture in the east that paralleled the growth of the community in the area, and by the 6th century, a special coastal route by boat was functioning to the Koneswaram temple of Trincomalee and
Sithira Velayutha Swami Kovil in Batticaloa.
This inscription was observed by Hugh Nevill, a British Ceylon civil servant at Thambiluvil Sri Kannaki amman temple in the 1800s. The mount of lord Murugan - "peacock" engraved in that inscription let him to assume that it was belong to the nearest
Murugan Temple and he brought it there. Thambiluvil Inscription still can be seen in the small "Museum" in that temple.
Thambiluvil and its sister village
are considered as the ancient settlement of Nāga tribe thus called as "Nagarmunai". The cult of Kannaki is believed as the continuity of tribal worship of mother goddess of Nagas. The alternative name "Nāga Mangalai" (literally "the Auspicious Nāga") given to Kannaki only in the literary records of Thambiluvil and Pattimedu signifies the same.
Old Batticaloa District was divided into 8 "pattu"s (Administrative divisions) - Akkaraipattu, Karaivakupattu, Eruvilpattu, Manmunaippattu, Sammanthuraipattu, Porativupattu, Eravurpattu, Kiriwittipattu along with three other adjacent pattus - Koralaipattu, Panamaipattu and Nadukadupattu. Ritual rights in
Annual Festivals were shared with whole inhabitants of 7 main pattus and Panamaipattu of Batticaloa region. According to Temple records, it can be confirmed that this custom was continued till 1950s.
was severely affected by the tsunami of December 26, 2004. Because of the tsunami, many people lost their relations and properties including houses, livestock and paddy fields. The people are returning to their normal life with the help of the aid from government and NGOs.
or Tirukovil is a town in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka, situated along the eastern coast of the island. It is 30 km north of Pottuvil and 35 km south of Kalmunai. In Tamil it translates to God's-temple. It was affected by 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Thambiluvil village along with its sister village
had significant important in the history of Eastern Tamils. It was part of "Mattakkalappu Desam - Batticaloa Country" (Batticaloa and Ampara Districts nowadays) until the formation of new Ampara District at the southern part of old Batticaloa District on 1961.
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