Family Kovil Colombo Sri Lanka

Buddhist and Hindu cultures have coexisted seamlessly in my family. It extends to relationships with religious institutions as well. On the Buddhist side there is Asokaramaya, which has a long presence in family history. For more regular religious maters there's the smaller temple down our road. Palaya Kadiresan Kovil (pictured in the Google Earth screen … Continue reading Family Kovil Colombo Sri Lanka

Jaffna relatives

I am not related to Vēluppillai Pirapākaran however distantly. Stories by friends of relatives that Vēluppillai Pirapākaran once served them dinner doesn't count. My Jaffna connection is a branch of the family tree that broke off in a pre WW2 elopement (shocking no?). Jaffna Brahmins of that era didn't take the elopement of offspring lightly. … Continue reading Jaffna relatives

Udappuwa / Udappu Sri Lanka Geoblogged

Udappuwa (also seems to be called Udappu) is small village on the north west coast of Sri Lanka. Its a place of several Hindu festivals. The most recent (held in early May) is poetically described in a post by Indi and immortalised by Dominic Sansoni's photography. The most striking are the traditional dances performed by … Continue reading Udappuwa / Udappu Sri Lanka Geoblogged