story of the Kataragama Mosque and Shrine

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S.A.M. Thauoos , Colombo
Kataragama Mosque and Sh
Statementby M.C.A. Hassan.
LC ClassificationsBP187.6.S72 K373 1968
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p., [3] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4864572M
LC Control Number75904289

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hassan, M.C.A. Story of the Kataragama Mosque and Shrine. Colombo: S.A.M. Thauoos, [] (OCoLC) Kataragama Mosque, Shrine and Muslim Rest, Kataragama. 1, likes 3 talking about this. WE LIKE TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAVE TAKEN OVER FROM Mr.

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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(). Kataragama Festival likes 1 talking about this.

කතරගම පෙරහැර Followers: The Kataragamam temple (Sinhala: රුහුණු කතරගම දේවාලය, lit.

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'Ruhuṇu Kataragama Dēvālaya', Tamil: கதிர்காமம் முருகன் கோயில், lit. 'Katirkāmam Murukaṉ Kōyil') complex dedicated to Skanda-Kumara is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the majority Sinhala Buddhists, Hindu minority Coordinates: 6°25′N 81°20′E / °N.

Related Resources. Hazrat Khizer (AS) The Green Guide web site devoted to al-Khiḍr "Al-Khiḍr, the Green and Artistic Spiritual Guide" by H. Talat Halman; Al-Khadir, Alexander and the Fountain of Life: Kataragama's Islamic Legacy ; The Story of al-Khadir and Alexander related by Kataragama Mosque & Shrine Trustee al-Haj M.H.A.

Gaffar ; Naqshbandi traditions on Abul `Abbas, al-Khiḍr. Above:Kataragama Mosque & Shrine. Below: Illustrious visitors to Kataragama include H.H. Sheikh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani of Cyprus and murids, seen here within Khidr Maqaam. A focus on the saints Muhiyadeen Abdul Qadir Jilani (Muhiyadeen Andavar) and Shahul Hamid (Nagoor Andavar) is deeply rooted in Sri Lankan popular Islam.

Book your tickets online for Kataragama Temple, Kataragama: See reviews, articles, and photos of Kataragama Temple, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 10 attractions in Kataragama/5(). Kataragama temple is a hindu and buddhist temple complex dedicated to Skanda-Murukan also known as Kataragama deviyo.

It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the majority Sinhala Buddist, minority Hindu Tamils, Muslims and Vedda people.

Kataragama, the domain of God Skanda (Lord Murugan Katirkaman, Kadirkamam, Subrahmanya, Kandasamy, Kadiradeva, Katiradeva, Katiravel, Kartikeya, and Tarakajith) located in the Deep South of Sri Lanka, adjoining the popular Ruhuna Yala National Park and ancient Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery, is a multi-religious sacred city that contains a Buddhist temple, Hindu shrine and Islamic.

Those Tamils who worshipped at the shrine introduced their own god Skanda Kumar as the reigning deity of this shrine.

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Statue of King Mahasena from Some legends consider the Katragama Deviyo (deity) as the powerful regional warrior king Mahasena who ruled the area when the Buddha made his 3rd visit to Sri Lanka in the 8th year. Original article "The Return of the King of the World: Above: Kataragama Mosque & Shrine.

When the Templars returned to Europe and authored the original Holy Grail manuscripts they wove the King of the World into their story as the Fisher King, the original Guardian of the Holy Grail and preserver of the secrets of immortality.

Kataragama Temple: Multi-religious place of worship - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Kataragama, Sri Lanka, at Tripadvisor.4/5(). The Kataragama temple complex dedicated to Skanda-Kumara is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka that is venerated by the majority Sinhala Buddhists, Hindu minority Sri Lankan Tamil people.

Kataragama also has a Muslim shrine - the quaintly colourful mosque of Ul-Khizr where the bodies of two Muslim saints are buried and where all converge for the flag-hoisting that takes place before the Kataragama festival usually held in late July/early August.

Rich in history, Kataragama Temple stands on ground that has been considered hallowed for around 2, years--said to have been consecrated by Gautama Buddha himself.

The site ranks among the few revered by a multitude of religions, including Buddhists, Hindus, Moors, and Veddas. Tour the. Kataragama temple is primarily a Buddhist temple with a branch to venerate Hindu god Shiva and a mosque for Muslims.

Kataragama Devala and Kirivehera are the most important places of Kataragama temple. Devala is dedicated to God Kataragama, believed to be a regional Buddhist god and Hindu god Murugan.

Kirivehera is at the far end of the. New Year in Kataragama. by P. Krishnaswamy. It was a bright, sunny day in Kataragama and pilgrims, in a rather elated state, were everywhere - in and around the Maha Devalaya, in smaller temples of other deities in the vicinity, including the temples of Lord Skanda’s divine consorts Valliamma and Theivanai Amma; at the Muslim ‘Dharga’ at flower and fruit stalls, at the Kirivehera and.

Kataragama Shrine. Kataragama is a holy shrine and a popular pilgrim center for Buddhists and Hindus. In fact Kataragama is one of the 16 principal places of Buddhist pilgrimage. Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka and South India refer to the place as Katirkamam and it has a. They also built a shrine for Tevayani.

Obviously the mosque was built in order to reconcile the two religions. Muslims are allowed to visit the shrine at all times except the time of the main puja, since Mohamed Navi was the one who had betrayed Kataragama. If any Muslim is found inside at that time, he is severely beaten.This shrine contains the lance of the six-faced, armed Hindu war god, Murugan.

In the main Devale, there r 2 appartments which is accessed through 7 veils/curtains. After a quick prayer and a short stop at the Puja Stalls outside the temple complex to buy souveniers, 5/5().Book the Best Kataragama Hotels on Tripadvisor: Find traveller reviews, candid photos, and prices for hotels in Kataragama, Uva Province, Sri Lanka.