Myths, Miracles & Mysteries

 


"The island of Sri Lanka has been a haunt of aliens, extra terrestrials, gods, devas,
angels, sky dwellers, demons, deities. traditions, folklore, Tamil epics, prehistoric
cave drawings. Archaeological evidence and ancient records tell us that there
have been strange beings living in this island from time immemorial."

There are Mountains, Hills, buildings and even plants full of mysteries.
With power and wisdom which are beyond human understanding.

Gods & Goddesses (Devi Devata) of Jambudvipa and Lanka According to Buddhist belief Lanka is known as the thrice-blessed land due to the "Tun Saranaya". Lanka is a land where all the major religions of the world are practised. From ancient times, what is now called South Asia has been called Jambudvipa. From Kailash in the Himalayas to Kataragama in southern Lanka, there are thousands of little shrines to a million deities of all kinds.


Skanda-Murukan and Kataragama
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The Katirgama temple

The main temple in Katirgama, established by Siddha Boganathar, unlike all other temples, contains no carved image of God. Instead, Boganathar installed a mystic yantra sacred geometric design carved into a golden plate, representing within its form and mantra syllables, a crystallization of the great deity Shiva or Murugan. To this day the yantra plate is guarded from public view.

Only the priests of the temple may view it. Once a year, during an annual celebration which generally falls around the end of July, the yantra is carried from the shrine in a procession on the back of an elephant. The mystic power of this yantra was imparted by Siddha Boganathar for the benefit of all those who seek the assistance of Shiva or Murugan. Down through the centuries Katirgama has been the scene of many miracles.

 



The temple lies deep inside a forest, besides a small river, known as the Manicka Ganga. In this forest, from time immemorial, saints, sages, and siddhas have practiced austerities, and today the atmosphere is charged with spiritual vibrations.

Kataragama is one in the list of sixteen sacred sites. Since ancient times it was closely associated with the worship of Kanta-Kumara or Karttikeya son of Shiva, the others being Natha, Pattini and Vishnu, who are still revered as Divine Deities.


Ola Leaf Horoscopes

Written on ancient palm (ola) leaves have been known for decades in both Sri Lanka and in Tamil Nadu. Why were they written? It has been surmised that they were tutorial exercises set by the ancient sages or siddhas to their pupils, who were set the task of composing the horoscopes of persons yet to be born in a series of dates and times. Ola leaf horoscopes are still to be found in Tamil Nadu .

 

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