Kataragama: A Selected Bibliography

  1. Ameresekere, H.E. "The Kataragama God Shrines and Legends", Ceylon Literary Register, third series, Vol. I. No. 7, July 1931, p. 291.
  2. Arunachalam, Ponnambulam. "The Worship of Muruka or Skanda (the Kataragama God)" Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Ceylon Branch, vol. 29, no. 77, 1924, pp. 234-261.
  3. Asangananda, Swami. "Kataragama, the Holy of Holies of Sri Lanka", Colombo, Ramakrishna Mission, 1970, first published in The Kalyana-Kalpataru, Gorakhpur, India, Dec. 1935.
  4. Bechert, Heinz. "Eine alte Gottheit in Ceylon und Sudindien", Weiner Zeitschrift fuer die Kunde sued-und ostasiens und Archiv fuer Indische Philosophik. Vol. 7-8, 1968-69, Vienna, pp. 33-42.
  5. Bechert, Heinz. "The Cult of Skanda-Kumara in the Religious History of South India and Ceylon", Proceedings of the Third International Conference Seminar, (Paris: International Association of Tamil Research, 1970), pp. 199-206.
  6. Bechert, Heinz. "Contradictions in Sinhalese Buddhism", Contributions to Asian Studies, vol. 4, 1973, pp. 7-17.
  7. Bharati, Agehananda. "Serendipity Suddenly Armed", Quest, No. 80, Jan-Feb 1973, p.41.
  8. Clothey, Fred W. The Many Faces of Murukan: History and Meaning of a South Indian God, (The Hague: Mouton Publishers, 1978).
  9. Geiger, W., The Mahavamsa or Great Chronicle of Ceylon (Colombo: 1950), pp. 132-133.
  10. Goonewardene, E.T., "Was Kataragama a Pre-Wijayan Buddhist Kingdom of Lanka?", Buddhist (YMBA journal), 22(8) Dec. 1951: 90-91. reprinted in Maha Bodhi, 60(8) Aug. 1952, pp. 290-293.
  11. Gopala Pillai, N. "Skanda: the Alexander Romance in India", Proceedings of the All-India Oriental Conference, (Trivandrum: Government Press, 1937), Vol. IX, pp. 955-977.
  12. Harrigan, Patrick. "Cosmography of Lanka Down the Ages" from Sri Lanka and the Silk Road of the Sea edited by Dr. Senake Bandaranayake and jointly published by UNESCO and the Central Cultural Fund (Colombo: 1990)
  13. Harrigan, Patrick. "Dionysus and Kataragama: Parallel Mystery Cults" Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XIV No. 2 March 1997, pp. 1-28.
  14. Harrigan, Patrick. "Kailasa to Kataragama: Sacred Geography in the cult of Skanda-Murukan" Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, Vol. XV No. 2 March 1998, pp. 33-52.
  15. Harrigan, Patrick. "Kataragama's Role in Sri Lankan History or 'History Is Whose Story?'"
  16. Harrigan, Patrick. "Kataragama's Holistic Orientation: An example of Oriental Cosmography"
  17. Harrigan, Patrick. "Islamic Traditions of Kataragama" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer, April 7, 1991)
  18. Harrigan, Patrick. "Sri Lanka: Gateway to Other Worlds?" (Colombo: The Sunday Observer, October 4, 1992)
  19. Harrigan, Patrick. "Did Lord Buddha visit ancient Lanka?" (Colombo: Sunday Observer, 1992)
  20. Harrigan, Patrick. "Sri Lanka's Indigenous Wanniya-laeto: A Case History" Report to Sri Lanka's National Committee for the International Year of the World's Indigenous People (Colombo: 1993)
  21. Harrigan, Patrick. Kataragama: The Mystery Shrine, (Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies) 1998.
  22. Hassan, M.C.A. The Story of the Kataragama Mosque and Shrine, (Colombo: S.A.M. Thauoos, 1968)
  23. Hausherr, Klaus. "Kataragama: Das Heiligtum im Dschungel Sudost-Ceylon aus geographischer Sicht", Buddhism in Ceylon and Studies on Religious Syncretism in Buddhist Countries, ed. by Heinz Bechert (1978), pp. 234-280.
  24. Jagadiswarananda, Swami. "Pre-Buddhistic Hindu Shrines in Ceylon", The Calcutta Review, June 1933, pp. 285-295.
  25. Kanapathipillai, Kandasamy. "The Hill God of the Tamils", Hindu Dharma (Journal of the Tamil Students Association of Peradeniya University) 3, 1958-59: 22-25.
  26. Kurukkal, K.K. "A Study of the Karttikeya cult as reflected in the Epics and the Puranas", University of Ceylon Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1961 pp. 131-137.
  27. Navaratnam, Ratna. "Kathirgama Rahasya", in Karttikeya, the Divine Child, (Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan), 1973, pp. 186-200.
  28. Nicholas, C.W. "Historical Topography of Ancient and Mediaeval Ceylon", Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Ceylon Branch, N.S. Vol. 6, special number, 1963.
  29. Obeyesekere, Gananath. "The Firewalkers of Kataragama: The Rise of Bhakti Religiousity in Buddhist Sri Lanka", J.A.S. 37(3) May 1978, pp. 457-476.
  30. Obeyesekere, Gananath. "Social Change and the Deities: Rise of the Kataragama Cult in Modern Sri Lanka", Man, Dec. 1977, pp. 377-396.
  31. Pfaffenberger, Bryan. "The Kataragama Pilgrimage: Hindu-Buddhist Interaction and its Significance in Sri Lanka's Polyethnic Social System", J.A.S. 38(2) Feb. 1979, pp. 252-270.
  32. Raghavan, M.D. "Concerning Murugan", Transactions of the Archaeologocal Society of South India for the years 1962-65, Madras, Vol. VII, pp. 133-140.
  33. Sessional Paper XI 1956: "Report on the Beggar Problem in Ceylon", Colombo.
  34. Wirz, Paul. Kataragama: The Holiest Place in Ceylon, trans. Doris Berta Pralle, (Colombo: Gunasena), 1966.
  35. Wirz, Paul. Ceylon -- Exorzismus und Heilkunde, Bern, 1941.
  36. Zvelebil, Kamil. The Smile of Murugan: On Tamil Literature of South India, (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1973)
  37. Zvelebil, Kamil. "Valli and Murugan -- A Dravidian Myth", Indo-Iranian Journal, Aug-Sept 1977, pp. 227-246.
  38. Zvelebil, Kamil. Tamil Traditions on Subramanya-Murugan, (Madras: Institute of Asian Studies, 1991)
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