ceremonial dances of the Sinhalese an inquiry into Sinhalese folk religion by Otakar Pertold

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  • Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people) -- Religion.,
  • Dance -- Religious aspects.,
  • Dance -- Sri Lanka.,
  • Sri Lanka -- Religious life and customs.

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Statementby Otakar Pertold.
SeriesThe Ceylon historical journal ;, v. 20
LC ClassificationsDS488 .C423 vol. 20, BL2032.S55 .C423 vol. 20
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 142 p., [18] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4713308M
LC Control Number77985649

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It traces the historical origin of the Sinhalese people back to the first king of Sri Lanka, Vijaya, who is the son of Sinhabahu (Sanskrit meaning 'Sinha' (lion) + 'bahu' (hands, feet), the ruler of lia: ~, ().

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M.D Raghavan, who made a study of native races and castes expresses that the mask drama, a kind of folk drama existed and in fact still existing to some extent in west and south coast of maritime.

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Dance -- Religious aspects. Dance -- Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka -- Religious life and customs. Summary: Study of one of the four principal ceremonial dances performed in southern Sri Lanka to appease spirits that cause sickness.

Notes: Sinhalese and English. ISBN. Ceremonial Dances of the Sinhalese (), Colombo, Raghavan, M. Dances of the Sinhalese.

Colombo, Reed, Susan A. "The Transformation of Ritual and Dance in Sri Lanka; Kohomba Kankariya and the Kandyan Dance."Brown University, a Dutch cleric notes in his book "Ceylon" () that in his time the Kandyans.

Thus, old component of archaic Sinhalese (Elu) still remain in the Wanniya-laeto language, in the regions where the Wanniya-laeto were influenced by the Sinhalese.

Because a civil war broke out on Sri Lanka inpreventing travel to the north and east coast, and because my knowledge of Tamil is limited, I have not been able to record any of.

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The Sinhalese are mostly found in North Central, Central, South, and West Sri Lanka. The dances of Sri Lanka include the devil dances (yakun natima), a carefully crafted ritual reaching far back into Sri Lanka’s pre-Buddhist past that combines ancient “Ayurvedic” concepts of disease causation with psychological manipulation and combines many aspects including Sinhalese cosmology.

Their influence can be seen on the. Ceremonial Dances of the Sinhalese, An Inquiry into Sinhalese Folk Religion, by Otaker Pertold, Wild Ceylon, Describing in Particular the Lives of the Present-Day Veddas, by R.

Spittel Ceylon, A General Description of the Island & Its Inhabitants, by Henry Marshall, Water Heritage of Sri Lanka by D. Mendis,   According to W. Makulloluwa’s book Dances of Sri Lanka, the traditions of classical dance in our country were originally influenced by the classical Bharatha Natyam and folk dances of South India.

However, over the past years, they have been influenced by Sinhalese culture and evolved into the dances of the present day.

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CHAPTER IV Theoretical Consideration Review of Literature of the Study a. Literature on Veddas Book and other publications written about the Veddas in general are abundant.

Though there is no dearth of material written in English, Sinhalese and other languages, invocations and ceremonial dances. Subsequently, the thirteenth and. A beautiful book that takes you through the multi generational stories of lives lived. Love Marriage is a book that deals very little with love marriage but on the under current of love trickling through any relationship.

The author uses tamil words judiciously and translates almost immediately. A beautiful book to read and maybe even own/5(32). The official name of the nation is the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Inthe national constitution discarded the name Ceylon and adopted the name of Sri Lanka.

In Sinhala, the language of the majority, Sri means "blessed" and Lanka is the name of the island. The island's history of immigration, trade, and colonial invasion. A cult of healing through meditation that was observed in Bangkok, Thailand in is described, and the cult is interpreted in terms of two axes, the cosmological and the performative, and the dialectical, reciprocal and complementary relations between them.

The various ramifications of the cosmology are discussed — the categorization of the cosmos itself as a hierarchical scheme, the Cited by: After the British colonial rule in Sri Lanka ended, ethnic tension between the Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Tamils rose. The Sinhalese, constituting a majority of the country, resented the minority Tamils having huge power in the island.

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The Sinhalese beliefs, customs and stories in the present collection were contributed by the writer to the Indian Antiquary fourteen years ago in a series of articles under the title of “Glimpses of Sinhalese Social Life”; they are now offered, amplified and rearranged, to the student of folklore in Ceylon, as a basis for further research.

The writer has adopted the scheme of. His interest in photography as a means of documenting this art and culture originated with the photographs, taken by Partridge, that were used to illustrate his first book, Medieval Sinhalese Art.

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Among other aspects, De Silva spoke at length about the Sinhalese New Year, which is known as Aluth Avurudda in Sri Lanka. “It is a major festival celebrated by not only the Sinhalese people but. Kandy, Sri Lanka – Aug The Kandy Esala procession that held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha.

COLOMBO, – Held annually in the full-moon month of ‘Esala’, the Kandy Esala Perahera is the ultimate celebration and showcase of Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and vibrant significance of the month of ‘Esala’ (which falls on.The origin of the dances of Sri Lanka lies with the indigenous people of Sri Lanka, the Wanniyala-Aetto and "yakkas" ("those who work with iron").

Contents. 1 Classical Dances; 2 Dance Styles. Kandyan dances (Uda Rata Natum) Ves.

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