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Published by S.A.M. Thauoos in Colombo .
Written in English


  • Kataragama Mosque and Shrine.

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Edition Notes

Statementby M.C.A. Hassan.
LC ClassificationsBP187.6.S72 K373 1968
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p., [3] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4864572M
LC Control Number75904289

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• Islamic Kataragama: The Timeless Shrine • Interview with M.H.A. Gaffar, Trustee of Kataragama Mosque & Shrine • The Story of al-Khadir and Zul-Qarnain • "Kataragama is for all people" • Coming of Mystery Imam al-Mahdi • Al-Khadir, Alexander and the Fountain of Life • Al-Faqr or 'Spiritual Poverty' • Kataragama the 'Home of al. 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 ce: Uva Province. History Origin theories. There are number of theories as to the origin of the shrine. According to Heinz Bechert and Paul Younger, the mode of veneration and rituals connected with Kataragama deviyo is a survival of indigenous Vedda mode of veneration that preceded the arrival of Buddhist and Indo-Aryan cultural influences from North India in Sri Lanka in the last centuries BCE, although Affiliation: Hinduism. The annual day Kataragama festival in July is a spirited occasion for Muslims no less than others. The colourful festival, dating from antiquity, officially begins only with the kodi-yetrum or ritual hoisting of an Islamic flag at the mosque, signifying to Muslims the primacy or preeminent position of gh pious Muslims keep strictly apart from non-Muslim practices, the Kataragama.

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.   As it turns out, Kataragama isn’t only home to Hindu, Buddhist, and native Vedda legends. The Kataragama devotional complex also houses the mosque of al-Khidr. And many Muslims believe that water from one of the streams around the area could provide immortality. I looked for the stream, but unfortunately, traces of it have been lost with time. 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. 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.

  Why Kataragama Mosque(Sri Lanka) Is Such Importance In The History of Islamic Faith Kataragama temple, Sri Lanka - Duration: Adam's Peak சிவனொளி பாதமலை Sri. Maha devale (Hindu shrine), Shiva kovil and ul-Khizr mosque are located within the sacred city of Kataragama. Kataragama God is indigenous to Sri Lanka and was named after the town in which his shrine was situated. It is believed that the Lord Buddha had met with king Mahasena in Kataragama during Buddha’s final visit to Sri Lanka.   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 God Kataragama Shrine in Kataragama has a very long history which leads into 3rd century BC or beyond. I visited here after 35 years since i was a school going kid. The shrine is the same and may have done bit renovation i cannot notice much in it.5/5().