KATARAGAMA A GOD FOR ALL SEASONS

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The mystical symbol is then placed in the temple behind a curtain, where it remains to allow the god to refresh himself in the company of his favourite wife. English View all editions and formats Summary: The high priest takes the holy yantra to the river in procession and in a special enclosure draws a magic circle in the riverbed and strikes the water with a sword or rod. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. In fact, the festival is a unique happening because in this two-week period, people put aside earthly prejudice of caste, race and creed and are united as one. A traditional way of solving the unsolvable 4:

At a time when other traditional gods were fading, more people were coming to Kataragama than ever in the past. Not available to Home Video and Publisher customers. The annual Kataragama festival, which honours the Hindu god Skanda, brings together Sri Lankans of all faiths. The War of the Gods: Ratnyaka’s father sought help from astrologers, but not police. EasyEdit Report page Share this. Advanced Search Find a Library. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series Disappearing world on November 23,

After the prayers, the meat will be distributed to the poor and the others, so that they kataragamw not go hungry and also a sign of receiving blessing from God. If one expects to find the usual grandeur seen in temples of this period, they will be disappointed. Your rating has been recorded.

Citations are based on reference standards. Description Ratnyaka was 11 when he went into the jungle of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon—and disappeared without a trace. Not available to Home Video and Publisher customers.

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The unplanned return of the boy, apparently in response to the family’s appeal to Kataragama, provides a dramatic and moving ending to a film which has been compared in some respects to the great Italian neo-realist films.

P ageantry, ceremony and ritual are part of everyday life in Sri Lanka. Finding libraries that hold this item Please verify that you are not a robot.

Home This editionEnglish edition: View online Borrow Buy. It is now seaaons bustling town constantly crowded with pilgrims and hordes of vendors with their colourful wares. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Devotees bearing semi-circular kavadis on their shoulders dance in worship of the god, while others perform their acts of penance.

Kataragama Skanda: A God for All Seasons

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Medium [electronic resource] Physical Description 1 streaming video file 54 min. Those burned believe they are unworthy of the god’s protection. His family consulted an astrologer who told them to put their plight to Kataragama, predicting the Hindu god would have the boy back in 21 days. Douglas considers speaking with a Devil dancer. The family ultimately appeals to an astrologer who predicts that Kataragama will return the boy in 21 days. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

Target Audience General Playing Time 00hrs 53min 32sec Summary In ever-increasing numbers Sinhalese of all religions Muslims, Christians and Buddhists are turning to Kataragama, an sezsons Hindu God, at times of trouble and desperation.

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Kataragama : a god for all seasons

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One man explains his reasons for turning to Kataragama. A God for All Seasons. The wood is lit by the kapurala after he has invoked Agni, the god of fire. A voice like Egypt Kataragama: Please try a current version of IE or Firefox. An Astrologer Offers Advice to Douglas Ratnyaka’s grandmother and mother recall the day that Ratnyaka disappeared; their life centered around searching alp him and waiting after that.

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At a time when other traditional gods were fading, more people were coming to Kataragama than ever in the past.