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Religious festivals in South India and Sri Lanka

Religious festivals in South India and Sri Lanka

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Published by Manohar in New Delhi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Guy R. Welbon and Glenn E. Yocum.
SeriesStudieson religion in South India and Sri Lanka -- volume 1
ContributionsWelbon, Guy R., Yocum, Glenn E.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19892387M


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One of the important Hindu festivals of India, Durga Puja is celebrated with grandeur by Bengalis, throughout the country and is ranked as one of the top in the list of religious festivals of India. The 10 days of fast, feast, and worship of Goddess Durga are Author: Srishti Bajaj.

Sri Lanka having a history as long as many ancient civilizations, positioning in the crossroad of the East and the Religious festivals in South India and Sri Lanka book, and being a multicultural society, celebrates a wide variety of festivals, ceremonies and events.

Every year on or about April 13 Sinhalese and Tamil people celebrate Sinhalese and Tamil New Year Festival, Christians celebrate Easter and Christmas.

Lesser-known festivals in India. Some of the best experiences are to be had at the smaller or lesser-known celebrations, which, unless you’re otherwise informed, might slip past unnoticed. There are so Religious festivals in South India and Sri Lanka book, there’s bound to be something taking place when you travel, but we’ve picked out a few to give you a taster.

Jaipur Kite Festival. Some Hindu festivals are celebrated mostly or exclusively in South India and Sri Lanka. In South India are also numerous Hindu pilgrimage site that is visited annually by thousands of devotees.

The The Cauvery river that flows through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is also known as the "Ganges of South" and is one of the most sacred river of the Hindus.

16 Festivals in Singapore: Experience the Multi-Ethnic Culture. Source The first day of Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in Singapore, falls on the new moon day. The Lunar New Year (as it is also called) is of great significance to the Chinese who clean their homes to get rid of the bad or the ill-fortune and make way for good luck.

Culture of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is one of the few countries with a very vast and rich cultural diversity. The culture is itself very unique and thereby contributes to the Sri Lankan identity.

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Ayurveda in India and Sri Lanka Ayurveda is an ancient and traditional practice of medicine, which has originated from the Indian subcontinent. This branch of science focuses on natural remedies for the treatment of ailments and believes in the harmony and balance of the physical body with the worldly elements.

The Vesak Festival in Colombo – an enchanting Buddhist celebration The 2nd of May marks the opening of a joyous festive season in Colombo and all over Sri Lanka known as the Vesak festival.

This celebration commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. India and Sri Lanka have both successfully managed to capture the interest of travellers from across the globe in search of unique cultural experiences and delicious local cuisine.

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HINDU FESTIVALS HINDU FESTIVALS. India is a land of bewildering diversity, a unique and colorful mosaic of people of various faiths. There is a festival for every reason and for every season. Many festivals celebrate various harvests, commemorate great historical figures and events, or express devotion to the deities.

Every celebration centers around the rituals of prayer and seeking of. Religious violence was also witnessed during the Portuguese rule of Goa that began in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain kingdoms (–) In early medieval India, there were numerous recorded instances of temple desecration by Indian kings against rival Indian kingdoms, involving conflict between devotees of different Hindu deities, as well as between Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. Most are located at Hindu temples, but some are at Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic centers, and many involve people or symbols from more than one religious tradition.

To an observer, the activities of a festival may seem chaotic, but the. religious festivals. Below you will find a list of religious festivals during each month (and a short description). This information has been compiled by the Shap Working Party on World Religions in Education, and is used with ous festival calendars are available to purchase in a range of formats from the Shap website.

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Sri Lanka is an island state in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of India. In the early 16th century, the island was invaded and colonized by the Portuguese. However, the Sinhalese managed to maintain an independent kingdom around Kandy. The Portuguese were later removed forcibly by the Dutc.

The Traditional history of Sri Lanka begins about the 5th century B.C. with the first settlement in this land of a people named Simhala an Indo Aryan group who came from North India. About 70% of the people still inhabiting the island are known by that name.

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Sri Lanka is known to have a very good preventative health care system within South Asia. The success of Sri Lanka's health sector is largely due to its effective public delivery system, which provides both preventive and curative care at low cost.

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South Asia is composed of eight countries. The combined population of these countries is around billion, making it the world’s most densely populated geographical region. The eight countries of South Asia include Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and the Maldives.

South Asian arts - South Asian arts - Dance and theatre: Theatre and dance in South Asia stem principally from Indian tradition. The principles of aesthetics and gesture language in the Natya-shastra, a 2,year-old Sanskrit treatise on dramaturgy, have been the mainstay of all the traditional dancers and actors in India.

Even folk performers follow some of its conventions; e.g., the Kandyan. While the majority of India is celebrating Sri Rama, many Hindus also recall the birthday of the founder of the Swaminarayan tradition within Hinduism.

In stark contrast to the millennia-old commemorations of most Hindu deities, this jayanti marks the birth of an 18 th-century figure who lived into the 19 th century.

Lord Swaminarayan was born. Sri Lanka Religious Sites: See reviews and photos of 10 religious sites in Sri Lanka, Asia on Tripadvisor. Sri is a main religious place for crowded days are the Full moon Poya days and on June Full It is said to be the southern branch from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord.

A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or is often marked as a local or national holiday, mela, or eid.A festival constitutes typical cases of glocalization, as well as the high culture-low culture interrelationship.

Next to religion and folklore, a significant origin is agricultural. Buddhism Transformed: Religious Change in Sri Lanka, Good, Anthony.

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It is difficult to choose among them all. Our advice: If you have the time/possibility, visit festivals in the off-season. They are very special because they have less foreign visitors.

Also travelling in off-season is more cheap than in high season. If you want to travel in high season be prepared to book early as flights and. Edited by Professor S. Pathmanathan, the book ‘Hindu Temples of Sri Lanka ’ captures the progress of Hinduism in Sri Lanka through the Hindu temples on the Island Nation.

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In the center of the country, visit Kandy for some Buddhist landmarks and culture and heritage tours.5/5. Tambiah, a Christian Tamil in origin, is admirably even-handed in a field where passions too often run wild.

He sets out the long history of intermixing and tolerance on Sri Lanka, where Buddhists and Hindus often participated in the same rituals and where both Sinhalese and Tamils had ties to both Sri Lanka itself and to South by: Festivals and Celebrations: Due to the fact that Sri Lanka has four major religions, they have a lot of religious festivals and celebrations throughout the year.

In a nutshell, the Sinhala-Tamil New Year festival held every April is one of the most important cultural festivals in the country.

Fairs and Festivals. India is a land of festivals, which are at the heart of people’s lives in festivals speak of India's rich cultural heritage and traditional background. They are characterized by color, gaiety, enthusiasm, prayers and rituals.

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 famous Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Katirkaman.

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