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Kiri Vehera
Kiri Vehera
Kiri Vehera
is an ancient stupa situated in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. This stupa probably dates back to the 6th century BC and is believed to be built by King Mahasena, a regional ruler of Kataragama area.[1][2] One of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the country, Kiri Vehera
Kiri Vehera
is among the Solosmasthana, the 16 most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites of ancient Sri Lanka. This stupa which is 95 ft. in height with a circumference of 280 ft. is located 800 m North to the famous Ruhunu Maha Kataragama
Kataragama
Devalaya. Venerable Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera is the present Chief Prelate of Kirivehera Rajamaha Viharaya.[3] See also[edit] Kataragama
Kataragama
deviyo Kataragama
Kataragama
BodhiyaReferences and Notes[edit]^ "How God Skanda Helps the Faithful". Retrieved 2007-03-05.  ^ Amarasekara, Janani (13 January 2008)
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Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°N 81°E / 7°N 81°E / 7; 81Democratic Socialist Republic
Republic
of Sri Lanka ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (Sinhalese) Srī Lankā prajātāntrika samājavādī janarajaya இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிச குடியரசு (Tamil) Ilaṅkai jaṉanāyaka sōsalisa kuṭiyarasuFlagEmblemAnthem: "Sri
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[note 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.[1] To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geodetic datum 3 Horizontal coordinates3.1 Latitude
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List Of Religions And Spiritual Traditions
Religion
Religion
is a collection of cultural systems, beliefs and world views that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. While religion is hard to define, one standard model of religion, used in religious studies courses, was proposed by Clifford Geertz, who simply called it a "cultural system."[1] A critique of Geertz's model by Talal Asad categorized religion as "an anthropological category."[2] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws, or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature
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Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism
(/ˈbʊdɪzəm/, US also /ˈbuːd-/)[1][2] is the world's fourth-largest religion[3][4] with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.[web 1][5] Buddhism
Buddhism
encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies. Buddhism
Buddhism
originated in ancient India
India
as a Sramana
Sramana
tradition sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, spreading through much of Asia
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Moneragala District
Monaragala
Monaragala
(Sinhalese: මොණරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: மொணராகலை மாவட்டம்) is a district in Uva Province
Uva Province
of Sri Lanka
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Uva Province
Uva Province
Uva Province
(Sinhalese: ඌව පළාත Uva Palata, Tamil: ஊவா மாகாணம் Uva Maakaanam) is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,259,880 people, created in 1896. It consists of two districts: Badulla
Badulla
and Moneragala. The provincial capital is Badulla. Uva is bordered by Eastern, Southern and Central provinces. Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park
Yala National Park
(lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park
Gal Oya National Park
(lying partly in the Eastern Province)
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Stupa
A stupa (Sanskrit: "heap") is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics (śarīra - typically the remains of Buddhist monks or nuns) that is used as a place of meditation.[2] A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa. In Buddhism, circumambulation or pradakhshina has been an important ritual and devotional practice since the earliest times, and stupas always have a pradakhshina path around them.Contents1 Description and history1.1 Notable stupas 1.2 Types of stupas2 Symbolism2.1 Five purified elements3 Construction3.1 Treasury 3.2 Tree of Life 3.3 Benefits4 Tibetan stupas4.1 Lotus Blossom Stupa 4.2 Enlightenment Stupa 4.3 Stupa
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Ancient Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
portalBibliography Glossary Timelinev t eThe earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
date to about 35,000 years ago (Balangoda Man). The proto-historical period begins roughly in the 3rd century, based on chronicles like the Mahavamsa, Dipavamsa, and the Culavamsa.[1][2][3][4] The earliest documents of settlement in the Island are found in these chronicles. These chronicles cover the period since the establishment of the Kingdom of Tambapanni
Kingdom of Tambapanni
in the 6th century BCE. The first Sri Lankan ruler of the Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura
Kingdom, Pandukabhaya, is recorded for the 4th century BCE. Buddhism
Buddhism
was introduced in the 3rd century BCE by Arhath Mahinda (son of the Indian emperor Ashoka)
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Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
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Kataragama Bodhiya
Kataragama
Kataragama
Bodhiya (also called Ashta Pala Ruha Bodhiya, Ananda Bodhiya) is an sacred fig (Bo tree) located in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. An old tree with historical and religious significance, it is believed to be planted in the 3rd century BC by the Kshatriyas
Kshatriyas
of Kataragama, during the reign of king Devanampiyatissa of Anuradhapura.[1][2] Kataragama
Kataragama
Bodhiya is believed to be one of the first eight saplings that emerged from Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
in Anuradhapura, which were planted in different places of the island around 3rd century BC.[2][3] Today Kataragama
Kataragama
Bodhiya is venerated by thousands of Buddhist devotees who are on pilgrimage to Kataragama
Kataragama
sacred town
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Solosmasthana
Solosmasthana
Solosmasthana
are 16 sacred places in Sri Lanka, believed by Buddhists to have been hallowed by visits of Gautama Buddha.[1] These places of worship are among the most important religious locations in Sri Lanka, and are located throughout the country.[2] Ancient Buddhist and historical sources of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
assert that the Buddha visited the country on three occasions
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Kataragama Deviyo
Kataragama
Kataragama
deviyo (also called: Skanda Kumara, Kartikeya, Sinhalese: කතරගම දෙවියෝ) is a guardian deity of Sri Lanka. A popular deity who is considered to be very powerful, shrines dedicated to Kataragama
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Kataragama
Kataragama
Kataragama
(Sinhalese: කතරගම, translit.  Kataragama
Kataragama
, Tamil: கதிர்காமம், translit. Katirkāmam) is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim
Muslim
and indigenous Vedda people
Vedda people
of Sri Lanka. People from South India
South India
also go there to worship. The town has the Kataragama
Kataragama
temple, a shrine dedicated to Skanda Kumara
Skanda Kumara
also known as Kataragama
Kataragama
deviyo. Kataragama
Kataragama
is located in the Monaragala District
Monaragala District
of Uva province, Sri Lanka. It is 228 km ESE of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka
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Kiri Vehera
Kiri Vehera
Kiri Vehera
is an ancient stupa situated in Kataragama, Sri Lanka. This stupa probably dates back to the 6th century BC and is believed to be built by King Mahasena, a regional ruler of Kataragama area.[1][2] One of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the country, Kiri Vehera
Kiri Vehera
is among the Solosmasthana, the 16 most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites of ancient Sri Lanka. This stupa which is 95 ft. in height with a circumference of 280 ft. is located 800 m North to the famous Ruhunu Maha Kataragama
Kataragama
Devalaya. Venerable Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera is the present Chief Prelate of Kirivehera Rajamaha Viharaya.[3] See also[edit] Kataragama
Kataragama
deviyo Kataragama
Kataragama
BodhiyaReferences and Notes[edit]^ "How God Skanda Helps the Faithful". Retrieved 2007-03-05.  ^ Amarasekara, Janani (13 January 2008)
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Kataragama Temple
Kataragamam temple (Sinhalese: රුහුණු කතරගම දේවාලය, lit. 'Ruhuṇu Kataragama
Kataragama
Dēvālaya', Tamil: கதிர்காமம் முருகன் கோயில், lit. 'Katirkāmam Murukaṉ Kōyil') in Kataragama, Sri Lanka, is a temple complex dedicated to Buddhist guardian deity Kataragama deviyo
Kataragama deviyo
and Hindu War God Murugan. It is one of the few religious sites in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
that is venerated by the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda people.[3] For most of the past millennia, it was a jungle shrine very difficult to access; today it is accessible by an all-weather road
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