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Hundred Hindu Temples Of Sri Lanka

Author : Sanmugam Arumugam
ISBN : 0957502346
Genre : Hindu temples
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This book is a combined revised reprint of two books by the late Sanmugam Arumugam. The two books are Ancient Hindu Temples of Sri Lanka, Second Edition 1982, and More Hindu Temples of Sri Lanka, 1991. These two books have long been out of print. Ancient Hindu Temples describes 52 Temples, including the oldest Hindu Temple still existing in Sri Lanka which is Siva Devale No. 2 in Polonnaruva. More Hindu Temples goes on to describe 54 additional temples, some ancient and some relatively recent. Many of the temples are illustrated by photographs. The contents of both of the above books have been merged in this single Volume. Sanmugam Arumugam was a Chartered Civil Engineer and a graduate of Kings College, London. He worked in the Irrigation Department in Sri Lanka for 32 years, retiring as a Deputy Director in 1965. He then worked as a Director of the Water Resources Board for six years. He was President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka in 1966-67. He was the author of several technical papers and books including the monumental 461 page book, Water Resources of Ceylon 1969, which remains a standard reference resource on the subject to this day. After his retirement he turned his attention to writing about Hindu Temples. Apart from the two books reprinted in this volume, his published works include The Lord of Thiruketheeswaram, 1980, Koneswaram 1986, Lombok and its Temples 1990, and Stone Sculptures in Colombo Hindu Temple 1990. His final work was Dictionary of Biography of the Tamils of Ceylon 1997, which includes the profiles of over 775 Ceylon Tamils. He passed away in the year 2000, at the age of 94 years, working on his word processor right up to the very end.
Category: Hindu temples

Sri Lanka

Author : Krishnan Guruswamy
ISBN : 0836823540
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the history, geography, people, government, economy, art, and recreation of Sri Lanka.
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Hindu Temples Of Sri Lanka

Author : Ci Patmanātan̲
ISBN : UOM:39015067845712
Genre : Hindu sculpture
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Revised and enlarged version of the Temples of Siva in Sri Lanka.
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Encyclopedia Of Hinduism

Author : Denise Cush
ISBN : 9781135189792
Genre : Reference
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Covering all aspects of Hinduism, this encyclopedia includes more ethnographic and contemporary material in contrast to the exclusively textual and historical approach of earlier works.
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Contemporary Hinduism

Author : P. Pratap Kumar
ISBN : 9781317546368
Genre : Religion
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Most overviews of Hindu belief and practice follow a history from the ancient Vedas to today. Such approaches privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a sense of Hinduism as a homogenous system and culture, and one which is largely unchanging and based solely on sacred texts. In reality, modern Hindu faith and culture present an extraordinary range of dynamic beliefs and practices. 'Contemporary Hinduism' aims to capture the full breadth of the Hindu worldview as practised today, both in the sub-continent and the diaspora. Global and regional faith, ritualised and everyday practice, Brahmanical and non-Brahmanical belief, and ascetic and devotional traditions are all discussed. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with detailed case material and images, whilst key terms are highlighted and explained in a glossary. 'Contemporary Hinduism' presents students with a lively and engaging survey of Hinduism, offering an introduction to the oldest and one of the most complex of world religions.
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Journal Of Tamil Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015068929119
Genre : Tamil (Indic people)
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ISBN : UOM:39015057967492
Genre : Islamic art
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Sri Lanka Today

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ISBN : UCBK:C005562417
Genre : Sri Lanka
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Category: Sri Lanka


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ISBN : UOM:39015079772912
Genre : Humanities
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Education World

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ISBN : UOM:39015066262190
Genre : Education
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The Hindu Legacy To Sri Lanka

Author : Nirmala Ramachandran
ISBN : UOM:39015062452068
Genre : Hindu pilgrimags and pilgrimages
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Sri Lanka And You

Author : Maureen Seneviratne
ISBN : UOM:39015023602769
Genre : Sri Lanka
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Author : Thiru Arumugam
ISBN : 1973919796
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From the time of Vijaya there were the Panchiswarams, a set of five coastal temples of Siva built at cardinal points of the compass for the purpose of protecting Lanka from calamities. They were Naguleswaram at the northern point of the Jaffna Peninsula, Thirukoneswaram at the eastern point in Trincomalee, Thiruketheeswaram near Mannar and Muneeswaram near Chilaw both on the western coast, and Thondeswaram in Dondra at the southernmost point of Lanka. These temples of Siva were all completely destroyed by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century. The temples now existing at these locations were built subsequently. Details and locations of the first four temples in the above list are well known, but details of the last temple, Thondeswaram, are not so well known. This book lists the available information about Thondeswaram and also the history of the other temples at this site, now known as Devinuwara (the City of Gods), but was called Dondra during British days. As the temples at this site were practically completely demolished by the Portuguese, the actual location of the Temple of Siva is not known. The stone sculptures of the Lingam, the emblematic representation of Siva, and Nandhi (Bull) his vehicle, have been found here. This book suggests three possible locations as the site of the ancient Temple of Siva.

Dealing With Deities

Author : Selva J. Raj
ISBN : 9780791482001
Genre : Religion
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Explores the practice of taking ritual vows in South Asia, a lay tradition prevalent in the region’s religions.
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