Tag: Hikkaduwa

Anawilundawa Sanctuary – ආනවිලුන්දාව අභය භූමිය

Anawilundawa Sanctuary

Anawilundawa Sanctuary consist of interconnected 9 tanks going back to the 12th century and sadly the water ways which fed this system is lost without an trace and today these tanks are fed by flood waters of the Deduru Oya

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Hikkaduwa National Park (Corral Reef) – හික්කඩුව ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය (කොරල් පර)

hikkaduwa national park

Hikkaduwa National Park lies in the popular tourist destination of Hikkaduwa along its beach. The corral reefs on this marine park has made Hikkaduwa Beach one of the most sought after beaches of the country

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Yatagala Rajamaha Viharaya – යටගල රජමහා විහාරය

Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya

2300 year old Yatagala Rajamaha Viharaya is a Buddhist place of worship that has been recipient of Royal Patronage from Three Kings of Sri Lanka.

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Vakaneri Ancient Buddhist Ruins – වාකනේරි බෞද්ධ පුරාවස්තු භූමිය

Ruins @ Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya

In ancient Sri Lanka Vakaneri was called “Vahaneriya”. In the Vakaneri colony near Valachchenai is an ancient site with a pilfered dagaba and the remains of three structures. There are also the remains of a pond and a stone prakara around

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Tsunami Honganji Viharaya at Paraliya – සුනාමි හොංගන්ජි විහාරය

Paraliya Tsunami Honganji Viharaya

Buid as a memorial to the over 35,000 Sri Lankans killed by the Tsunami in 2004, The Paraliya Tsunami Honganji statue is an exact replica of the 5th Century 175 feet Barmiyan Buddha Statue destroyed by the Muslim Fundamentalists in Afghanistan.

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Totagamu Rajamaha Viharaya – තොටගමු රන්පත් රජමහා විහාරය

Totagamu Rajamaha Viharaya

On the façade of the aluth vihara at the Totagamu Rajamaha Viharaya  between the two doorways adorned with two makara toranas stands the beautiful image of the god of love. Totagamu Rajamaha Viharaya  or the Ratpat Viharaya  , or Telwatte

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The Cursing Practice in Sri Lanka as a Religious Channel for Keeping Physical Violence in Control: The Case of Seenigama

Seenigama Devalaya

This study deals with the cursing services in Sinhala Buddhism in Sri Lanka which some gods offer to the people. The author, who is using the mimesis and scapegoat mechanism theory of Girard as a point of reference, concentrates on

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Seenigama Devalaya – සීනිගම දේවාලය

Seenigama Devalaya on the small island off Southern Beach

Seenigama is a small village on the south-west coast on the main Colombo-Matara road way. Located just before Hikkaduwa. The Seenigama Devalaya  (shrine) is on a small island short way from the beach. The Seenigama Devalaya  dedicated to the Devol

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